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Any of three gaseous isomeric ethylene hydrocarbons, C4H8, used principally in making synthetic rubbers. Also called butylene.
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(Elements & Compounds) a pungent colourless gas existing in four isomeric forms, all of which are used in the manufacture of organic compounds. Formula: C4H8. Also called: butylene
[C20: from but(yl) + -ene]
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any of three isomeric gaseous alkenes having the formula C4H8.
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|Noun||1.||butene - any of three isomeric hydrocarbons C4H8; all used in making synthetic rubbers|
isobutylene - used also in making gasoline components
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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