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butene

[byoo-teen] /ˈbyu tin/
noun, Chemistry
1.
butylene (def 1).
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butene

/ˈbjuːtiːn/
noun
1.
a pungent colourless gas existing in four isomeric forms, all of which are used in the manufacture of organic compounds. Formula: C4H8 Also called butylene
Word Origin
C20: from but(yl) + -ene
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butene in Science
butene
  (by'tēn')   
See butylene.
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Encyclopedia Article for butene

any of four isomeric compounds belonging to the series of olefinic hydrocarbons. The chemical formula is C4H8. The isomeric forms are 1-butene, cis-2-butene, trans-2-butene, and isobutylene. All four butenes are gases at room temperature and pressure.

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