butene

butene

[byoo-teen]
noun Chemistry.
butylene ( def 1 ).

Origin:
but(yl) + -ene

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butene (ˈbjuːtiːn)
 
n
Also called: butylene a pungent colourless gas existing in four isomeric forms, all of which are used in the manufacture of organic compounds. Formula: C4H8
 
[C20: from but(yl) + -ene]

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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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