propene

propene

[proh-peen]
noun Chemistry.
propylene ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1865–70; prop(ionic) + -ene

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propene (ˈprəʊpiːn)
 
n
Also called: propylene a colourless gaseous alkene obtained by cracking petroleum: used in synthesizing many organic compounds. Formula: CH3CH:CH2

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

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propene   (prō'pēn')  Pronunciation Key 
See propylene.
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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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