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Definition of the noun ethene

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noun - plural: ethenes

  1. a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of ethene: ethylene
    • more generic words: alkene / olefin / olefine = any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon; gas = a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
    • more specific words: trichloroethylene / trichloroethane / TCE = a heavy colorless highly toxic liquid used as a solvent to clean electronic components and for dry cleaning and as a fumigant

Alternative definition of the noun ethene

noun

  1. [organic compound] The official IUPAC name for the organic chemical compound ethylene. The simplest alkene, a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C2H4.

Explanation

  1. Ethene a.k.a. Ethylene is a gaseous organic compound with the formula C2H4. It is the simplest alkene . Because it contains a carbon-carbon double bond, ethylene is classified as an unsaturated hydrocarbon. Ethylene is widely used in industry and is also a plant hormone. Ethylene is the most produced organic compound in the world; global production of ethylene exceeded 107 million tonnes in 2005.
    • also known as Etilenă, Etenă
  2. Ethene a.k.a. Ethylene-vinyl acetate: Ethylene vinyl acetate is the copolymer of ethylene and vinyl acetate. The weight percent vinyl acetate usually varies from 10 to 40%, with the remainder being ethylene.
    • also known as EVA, Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, Etyleeni-vinyyli-asetaatti, เอทิลีนไวนิลอะซีเตด, อีวีเอ, خلات فينيل-إيثيلين, Οξικό αιθυλενοβινύλιο, Συμπολυμερές αιθυλενίου και οξικού βινυλίου, Συμπολυμερές του αιθυλενίου και του οξεικού βινυλίου, エチレン・酢酸ビニル共重合体, エチレン・酢酸ビニル共重合樹脂

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Google previewStudy Package for NTSE for class X

by TMH

Ethene is the first member of the alkene family and it is prepared by the cracking of kerosene. Cracking is...

CrackingæææææÆ n-hexane CH3CH2CH2CH3 + CH2 = CH2 n-butane ∑ Ethene is an unsaturated hydrocarbon. It undergoes ...

Google previewHandbook on Biodegradation and Biological Treatment of Hazardous Organic Compounds (2013)

by M.H. van Agteren, Sytze Keuning, Jan Oosterhaven

because ethene is an important compound in natural processes (Sawada and Totsuka, 1986). Ethene is a hormone that acts on plants and leads to the ripening of fruits ...

Google previewStudy Packge For Ntse-Viii 1E (2007)

by Tmh

Ethene is the first member of the alkene family and it is prepared by the cracking of kerosene.

Google previewBarron's SAT Subject Test in Chemistry (2006)

by Joseph A. Mascetta

Ethene is the first member of the alkene 268 ...

Google previewGCSE Edexcel Additional Science Foundation Success Workbook (2006)

Ethene is a polymer. d) Ethene is made into polythene by heating many ethene molecules with a catalyst under high pressure. e) The ...

Google previewOrganic Chemistry (2005)

by Joseph M. Hornback

Thus, ethene is a stronger acid than ethane. Because the electrons of the conjugate base of ethyne are even lower in energy in an sp orbital, ethyne is an even stronger acid. This explanation using orbital energies can also be couched in ...

Google previewUniversal Dictionary of the English Language (1897)

A New and Original Work Presenting for Convenient Reference the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, Use, Origin and Development of Every Word in the English Language ... by Thomas Henry Huxley

Ethene is a co ourless gas, which at 1° and a pressure of forty-one and a-half atmospheres becomes liquid, burns with a white luminous flame, and explodes violently when mixed with oxygen on the application of a light or the electric spark .

Google previewIntermountain Industry and Engineering (1912)

Official Publication: Utah Motor Transport Ass'n

Ethene is a colourless gas, which at 1° and a pressure of forty-one and a half atmospheres becomes liquid, burns with a warm luminous flame, and explodes violently when mixed with oxygen on the application of a light or the electric spark .

Google previewAmerican Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1896)

Ethene is a colorless gas which at 1° and a pressure of forty-one and a f atmospheres becomes liquid, burns with a white luminous flame, and explodes violently when mixed with oxygen on the application of, a light or the electric spark.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1977)

Volume 2 - Additives to Alpha by John J. McKetta Jr

benzene to ethene molar ratios. Higher pressures (up to 900 lb in2gauge) and higher temperatures ( to about 350°C) increase conversion. Catalyst decline which results from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Science (2017)

by Jonathan Law

ethene. (ethylene) A colourless flammable gaseous hydrocarbon, C2H4; m.p. – 169°C; b.p. –103.7°C. It is the first member of the *alkene series of hydrocarbons. It is made by cracking hydrocarbons from petroleum and is now a major raw ...

Google previewThe Rosen Comprehensive Dictionary of Chemistry (2007)

by John O. E. Clark, William Hemsley

ethene. an alkyl group, as when a carboxylic acid reacts with an alcohol; e.g., acetic (ethanoic) acid, CH3COOH, and ethanol (ethyl alcohol), C2H5OH, react to form the ester ethyl acetate (ethanoate), CH3COOC2H5. esterification Formation of ...

Google previewBenders’ Dictionary of Nutrition and Food Technology (2006)

by D A Bender

ethene Or ethylene, a hydrocarbon gas (CH2=CH2), produced by the oxidation of methionine in climacteric fruits as a hormone to speed ripening, the climacteric increase in ...

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