Adjective "ethene" definition and examples

(Ethene may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈɛθiːn/

Definitions and examples

noun

  1. 'The alkene ethene can be produced by heating ethanol with (for example) aluminum oxide.'
  2. 'Ethane and propane, as well as being fuels, are important precursors in the manufacture of ethene, which is then further converted to a range of products.'

More definitions

1. ethylene (def 2).

More examples(as adjective)

"gases can be ethene."

Origin

Mid 19th century: from ether + -ene.