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dc.contributor.advisorGuido Bugni
dc.contributor.authorDaly, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T09:39:11Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T09:39:11Z
dc.date.issued1967-04-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/186
dc.description.abstractPolyvinyl alcohol is a high molecular weight polymer whose repeating unit is CH2-CHOH. From this the expected monomer from which polyvinyl alcohol would be produced is vinyl alcohol, CH2=CHOH, however, vinyl alcohol does not exist in the free state, for it is very unstable in nature. Apparently, all reactions which would yield vinyl alcohol undergo a rearrangement to the more stable acetaldehyde or keto form. double bond in vinyl alcohol. This is caused by the desire to relieve the strain of the Rearrangements of this enol-keto type take place particularly easily because of the polarity of the 0-H bond and the very high electron density that attempts to become more stable by shifting a hydrogen. To relieve this strain, a hydrogen ion separates readily from oxygen, but when a hydrogen ion (most likely a different one) returns it may attach itself either to oxygen or to carbon. If it returns to oxygen, it may readily come off again; but if it attaches itself to carbon it tends to stay there.
dc.titleA Study Of The Synthesis Of Polyvinyl Alcohol
dc.typethesis
carrollscholars.object.degreeBachelor's
carrollscholars.object.departmentChemistry & Physics
carrollscholars.object.disciplinesChemistry
carrollscholars.legacy.itemurlhttps://scholars.carroll.edu/chemphys_theses/38
carrollscholars.legacy.contextkey12930147
carrollscholars.object.seasonSpring
dc.date.embargo12/31/1899 0:00


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