Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC)


Background Colour:

Poly(vinyl chloride):

Related Structure: Polyethylene (Polyethylene)



Because of the way the chlorine atoms in stick out from the chain at random in poly(vinyl chloride), PVC, and because of their large size, it is difficult for the chains to lie close together.  Poly (chloro ethene) is mainly amorphous with only small areas of crystallinity.