olefin definition

  • noun:
    • Any of a course of unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbons such as ethylene, obtaining the general formula CnH2n; an alkene with one carbon-carbon double bond.
    • some of a class of unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbons such as for example ethylene; an alkene with only one carbon-carbon double bond.
    • Olefiant gasoline, or ethylene. See ethylene.
    • anyone of the number of unsaturated hydrocarbons which ethylene may be the type; a part of this alkene number of hydrocarbons; an alkene.
    • any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon

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