"Vinyl" is a key term in both the chemical and construction sector. In the realm of chemistry, it is a functional group, ethenyl, represented by −CH=CH2. Its structural formation derives from the ethylene molecule (H2C=CH2) with the absence of a single hydrogen atom. The term "vinyl" extends to include any compound housing this functional group, designated as R−CH=CH2 where R signifies any other group of atoms.
A prominent example of its industrial application is vinyl chloride, the precursor to PVC - a type of plastic broadly known as vinyl. Further, vinyl serves as one of the alkenyl functional groups and is frequently associated with sp2-hybridized carbons or positions on a carbon skeleton, which are often termed 'vinylic'. Compounds like allyls, acrylates, and styrenics contain vinyl groups. A styrenic crosslinker with two vinyl groups is referred to as divinyl benzene.
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