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Definition of the noun alkene

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noun - plural: alkenes

  1. any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of alkene: olefin / olefine
    • more generic term: aliphatic compound = organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
    • more specific words: ethylene / ethene = a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals


Alkene: In organic chemistry, an alkene, olefin, or olefine is an unsaturated hydrocarbon containing at least one carbon–carbon double bond. The simplest acyclic alkenes, with only one double bond and no other functional groups, known as mono-enes, form a homologous series of hydrocarbons with the general formula CₙH₂ₙ. They have two hydrogen atoms less than the corresponding alkane.

  • also known as Alkeeni, 烯烃

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Google previewChemistry: The Molecular Science (2014)

by John Moore, Conrad Stanitski

An alkene is a hydrocarbon that has one or more carbon-carbon double bonds, CPC.

ethylene C H H C H H propylene C H C H H H H CH Every alkene is an unsaturated hydrocarbon—it contains fewer hydrogen atoms than ...

Google previewBasic Concepts of Organic Chemistry (2013)

Organic Chemistry by SANA JAMSHAID

An alkene is a hydrocarbon containing double bonds. The general formula of an alkene is CnH2n. An alkyne is a hydrocarbon containing triple bonds. The general formula of an alkyne is CnH2n-2. Alkanes are precursor of majority of organic ...

Google previewExcel With Systematic Numerical Chemistry (2004)

by S. K. Kundra, Ekta

Bromine addition to an alkene is an electrophilic addition. 4. In strongly acidic solutions, aniline becomes more reactive towards electrophilic reagents. The amino group being completely protonated in strongly acidic solution, the lone pair of ...

Google previewSurface Chemistry and Catalysis (2002)

by Albert F. Carley, Meirion Wynn Roberts

Thus, where the selective hydrogenation of an alkadiene or alkyne to alkene is an important target, special care should be taken when reducing the ...

Google previewPhosphorus Ylides (2008)

Chemistry and Applications in Organic Synthesis by Oleg I. Kolodiazhnyi

Vedejs and March came to the conclusion that the conversion of oxaphosphetane to alkene is a nonsynchronous decyclization with outstripping cleavage of P=C bonds. Vedejs supposed that the cleavage of oxaphosphetanes to starting ...

Google previewOrganic Chemistry Problem Solver (2012)

by Research & Education Association Editors, The Editors of REA

because the preferred alkene is the one with the greater number of alkyl groups attached ...

Google previewIntermediate Organic Chemistry (2014)

by Michael Leonard

Therefore, this is the preferred mode of elimination, and the trans- alkene is the reaction product. There is a piece of stereochemical nomenclature that ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

alkene (al'kén), n. [G. "alken ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry: Fundamentals (2001)

by Nicholas D. Spencer, John H. Moore

The subsequent reaction channel for this species involves H-atom abstraction by O2, producing the conjugate alkene. This is a significantly less exothermic channel, and the absence of branching means that the overall reaction rate and the ...

Google previewA dictionary of new medical terms, a suppl. to 'An illustrated dictionary of medicine, biology and allied sciences'. (1905)

by George Milbry Gould

Alkene {af -iln). See Olefin (Illus. Diet.). Alkermes (al-kur'-miz). See Kermes (Illus. Diet.).

Google previewA Dictionary of New Medical Terms (1905)

Including Upwards of 38,000 Words and Many Useful Tables, Being a Supplement to "An Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology, and Allied Sciences". by George Milbry Gould

Alkene ( af-iln). See Olefin (Illus. Diet.). Alkermes (af-Aur'-mlz). See Kernies (Illus. Diet.).

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

alkene (al'kén), n. [G. "alken ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century cyclopedia of names (1910)

alkene (al'kén), n. [G. "alken, ( alk(ohol), E. alcohol, + -en, E. -ene.] A hydrocarbon ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Supplement (1910)

by William Dwight Whitney

alkene (al'ken), n. [G. *alken ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary Supplement (1909)

Same as *alkene or olefinc. alkylidine (al-kilfi-din), n. [alkyl + -id + Jim-2.] The term applied, in organic chemistry, to bivalent h -drocarbon radicals, containing the group > RR, where R represents hydrogen or any hvdrocarbon radical, such as ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary (1922)

by William Alexander Newman Dorland

alkene (al'ken). An olefin. alkrespl (al-kre'sol). A proprietary solution of cresylic acid; used externally as a germicide and disinfectant. alkyl (al'kil). Any univalent alcohol radical. alkylogen ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1K5E1N1E1

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