alkene series

Chem.
the homologous series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons containing one double bond and having the general formula CnH2n, as ethylene, H2C=CH2. Also called ethylene series, olefin series.

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  • alkene series — Chem. the homologous series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons containing one double bond and having the general formula CnH2n, as ethylene, H2C=CH2. Also called ethylene series, olefin series. * * * …   Universalium

  • alkene series — /ˈælkin ˌsɪəriz/ (say alkeen .searreez) noun a series of unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons having one double bond, with the general formula, CnH2n; ethylene series …   Australian English dictionary

  • alkene — /al keen/, n. Chem. any member of the alkene series. [1895 1900; ALK(YL) + ENE] * * * …   Universalium

  • alkene — [al′kēn΄] n. [ ALK(YL) + ENE] any of a series of unsaturated open chain hydrocarbons containing a double bond and having the general formula CnH2n: these compounds are sometimes said to be in the ethylene or olefin series …   English World dictionary

  • alkene — ► NOUN Chemistry ▪ any of the series of unsaturated hydrocarbons containing a double bond, including ethylene and propene. ORIGIN from ALKYL(Cf. ↑24 7) …   English terms dictionary

  • Alkene — This article is about the chemical compound. For the material, see Olefin fiber. Not to be confused with Alkane or Alkyne. A 3D model of ethylene, the simplest alkene. In organic chemistry, an alkene, olefin, or olefine is an unsaturated ch …   Wikipedia

  • alkene — /ˈælkin / (say alkeen) noun any member of the alkene (olefin) series, with the general formula CnH2n. –alkenyl, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • alkene — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary alkyl + ene Date: 1899 any of numerous unsaturated hydrocarbons having one double bond; specifically any of a series of open chain hydrocarbons CnH2n (as ethylene) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alkene — An acyclic hydrocarbon containing one or more double bonds; e.g., ethene, propene. SYN: olefin. * * * al·kene al .kēn n any of numerous unsaturated hydrocarbons having one double bond specif any of a series of aliphatic hydrocarbons CnH2n (as… …   Medical dictionary

  • alkene — [ alki:n] noun Chemistry any of the series of unsaturated hydrocarbons containing a double bond, including ethylene and propene. Origin C19: from alkyl + ene …   English new terms dictionary

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