Ethene vs Ethylene what difference

what is difference between Ethene and Ethylene

English

Noun

ethene (countable and uncountable, plural ethenes)

  1. (organic chemistry, IUPAC name) The organic chemical compound ethylene. The simplest alkene, a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C2H4
  2. (organic chemistry) Any alkene derived from ethylene

Synonyms

  • ethylene
  • olefiant gas (obsolete)

Derived terms

  • polyethene
  • polythene (UK)

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English

Etymology

From ethyl +‎ -ene.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛθɪˌliːn/
  • (weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /ˈɛθəˌliːn/

Noun

ethylene (countable and uncountable, plural ethylenes)

  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.

Synonyms

  • (IUPAC name): ethene
  • olefiant gas (obsolete)

Derived terms

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