I've been doing some chemistry past papers and I came across a question:
If left in the presence of light, vinyl ethanoate slowly forms a colourless solid. Explain this and suggest a structure for the solid.
Now, I was thinking this, but it seems a little far-fetched:
The delocalised electrons in the vinyl ethanoate on bombardment of photons would become excited. This cause an electron to be given off from the compound, causing a positive charge on carbon number 2 (i.e. the carbon with the C=O bond). This carboncation would attack the slight negative charge on the oxygens of other molecules and form a polymer.
Any feedback would be appreciated.