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propene

[proh-peen] /ˈproʊ pin/
noun, Chemistry
1.
propylene (def 2).
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; prop(ionic) + -ene
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propene

/ˈprəʊpiːn/
noun
1.
a colourless gaseous alkene obtained by cracking petroleum: used in synthesizing many organic compounds. Formula: CH3CH:CH2 Also called propylene
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pro pene in Medicine

propene pro·pene (prō'pēn')
n.
See propylene.

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pro pene in Science
propene
  (prō'pēn')   
See propylene.
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Encyclopedia Article for pro pene

propene

a colourless, flammable, gaseous hydrocarbon, C3H6, obtained from petroleum; large quantities of propylene are used in the manufacture of resins, fibres, and elastomers (see polyolefin), and numerous other chemical products. See glycol; propyl alcohol.

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