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A vinyl is an organic molecule containing a vinyl group:

 H       R
  \     /
   C = C
  /     \                 
 H       H

where R is any hydrocarbon.

The polymer polyvinyl chloride is frequently referred to as vinyl, and is made by polymerization of the monomer vinyl chloride[?] (CH2=CHCl).

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