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butylene

[byoot-l-een] /ˈbyut lˌin/
noun
1.
Also, butene. any of three isomeric, gaseous hydrocarbons having the formula C 4 H 8 , of the alkene series.
adjective
2.
containing the butylene group.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; butyl + -ene
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British Dictionary definitions for butylene

butylene

/ˈbjuːtɪˌliːn/
noun
1.
another name for butene
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butylene in Science
butylene
  (byt'l-ēn')   
Any of three gaseous hydrocarbons that consist of four carbon atoms in a chain with a double bond between two of the carbons. They are part of the alkene series. Butylenes are used to make synthetic rubber. Chemical formula: C4H8.
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Encyclopedia Article for butylene

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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