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Any of a series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons with a carbon-carbon double bond, having the general formula CnH2n.
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a. Also called: olefine or olefin any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon with the general formula CnH2n
b. Also called: olefine (as modifier): alkene series.
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any member of the homologous series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons having at least one double bond and the general formula CnH2n, as ethlyene. Also called olefin .
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Any of a group of hydrocarbons whose carbon atoms form chains linked by one or more double bonds. Alkenes have the general formula CnH2n and include ethylene. Also called olefin.
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|Noun||1.||alkene - any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon|
aliphatic compound - organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
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