Definitions for "Dichloroethane"
Molecule derived from ethane (CH3-CH3), in which two chlorine atoms replace the hydrogen atoms
(C2H4Cl2) (EDC) An intermediate product produced by reacting ethylene with and chlorine. Liquid at normal pressure and temperature. This is fed into cracker furnaces where the molecules are split into VCM and hydrochloric acid. The hydrochloric acid is recirculated in the process, while the VCM is used as the raw material for the production of PVC.