Definition of ethene in English:


Syllabification: eth·ene
Pronunciation: /ˈeTHēn


  • systematic chemical name for ethylene.
    More 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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