Meaning of “alkene” in the English Dictionary

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"alkene" in British English

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alkenenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæl.kiːn/ us /ˈæl.kiːn/ specialized

any gas in a group that contains carbon and hydrogen atoms, with the carbon atoms joined together in a double bond:

Ethene and propene are alkenes.

(Definition of “alkene” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"alkene" in American English

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alkenenoun [ C ]


chemistry any of a group of substances that contain only the elements carbon and hydrogen, which are held together by a chemical bond in which two atoms share two pairs of electrons

(Definition of “alkene” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)