ethylene

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From ethyl +‎ -ene.

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ethylene (uncountable)

  1. (organic chemistry) The common name for the organic chemical compound ethene. The simplest alkene, a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C2H4.
  2. (organic chemistry) The divalent radical derived from ethane.
Chemical Structure of Ethylene

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