Definition of Ethene

1. Noun. A flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic.

Exact synonyms: Ethylene
Generic synonyms: Alkene, Olefin, Olefine, Gas
Specialized synonyms: Tce, Trichloroethane, Trichloroethylene

Definition of Ethene

1. n. Ethylene; olefiant gas.

Definition of Ethene

1. Noun. (organic compound) The official IUPAC name for the organic chemical compound ethylene. The simplest alkene, a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C2H4. ¹

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Definition of Ethene

1. ethylene [n -S] - See also: ethylene

Medical Definition of Ethene

1. Ethylene; olefiant gas. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ethene

ethanolaminephosphate phospho-lyase
ethanoyl chloride
ethanoyl group
ethanoyl radical
ethaverine hydrochloride
ethene (current term)
ethenoadenosine triphosphate
ether convulsion

Literary usage of Ethene

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1. A Manual of Elementary Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical by George Fownes (1873)
"The action of bromine upon ethene bromide give* rise to the compound C ... ethene bromide acts strongly upon an alcoholic solution of ..."

2. Fownes Manual of Chemistry, Theoretical and Practical: A New American from by George Fownes (1885)
"Its constitution is therefore C2H4<^>C2H4 . ethene ... acid on alcohol or ether ; and by boiling ethene bromide with a strong solution of potassium sulphite ..."

3. A Manuel of the Chemistry of the Carbon Compounds: Or, Organic Chemistry by Carl Schorlemmer (1874)
"... of the monad alcohol radicals act upon ethene dibromide in a peculiar manner. ... combines with ethene dibromide, forming two compounds according to the ..."

4. Notes on the Chemical Lectures for First-year Students in the Medical by Theodore George Wormley, John Marshall (1894)
"ethene mixed with its own volume of chlorine and expose to sunlight, ... Hydrogen, H 34.84 Methane, CH<, 39.22 ethene, C2H4, etc., 8.74 Nitrogen, ..."

5. Pigments of Flowering Plants by Nellie Antoinette Wakeman (1913)
"Pigments referable to phenyl ethene. CH CH CH Phenyl ethene C-OH CH Indoxyl NH Indican occurs in indigo bearing plants almost exclusively in the form of the ..."

6. A Text-book of inorganic chemistry by George Samuel Newth (1900)
"In the following chapter the three hydrocarbons, methane, ethene, and acetylene, will be briefly studied. Each of these is a " foundation-stone," or ..."

7. The Medical Student's Manual of Chemistry by Rudolph August Witthaus (1893)
"Chlorin and ethene, mixed in equal volumes and exposed to diffused daylight, ... By suitable means ethene may also be made to yield chlorinated products of ..."

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