Definition of ethene in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeTHēn/


Systematic chemical name for ethylene.
Example sentences
  • For example reduction of ethanol gives the alkene ethene.
  • The alkene ethene can be produced by heating ethanol with (for example) aluminum oxide.
  • Polymerization of ethene gives polythene (polyethylene).


Mid 19th century: from ether + -ene.

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Syllabification: eth·ene

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