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A flammable gaseous alkene, C3H6, derived from petroleum hydrocarbon cracking and used in organic synthesis. Also called propene.
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(Elements & Compounds) another name for propene
[C19: from propyl + -ene]
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(ˈproʊ pəˌlin)
a colorless, flammable gas, C3H6, of the olefin series: used chiefly in organic synthesis.
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Noun1.propylene - a flammable gas obtained by cracking petroleum; used in organic synthesis
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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