I can recall my daughter once making a superball from a camp experiment where the ball was made a gooey liquid which hardened over time into a superball. As I recall, the liquid was something like acetyl-vinyl alcohol. Is that what vinyl essentially is? An alcohol? …Is that true for many of our household polymeric materials we take for granted?
For example, is that what nylon basically is? (I know nylon can be yielded from a high school chemistry experiment, but I never got to do it.)