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Definition of "alkene" [alkene]

  • Any of a series of unsaturated, open chain hydrocarbons with one or more carbon-carbon double bonds, having the general formula CnH2n. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "alkene" in a sentence
  • "Alkene monooxygenase 1 Nomenclature EC number Systematic name alkene, NADH: oxygen oxidoreductase Recommended name alkene monooxygenase Synonyms AMO alkene epoxygenase propene monooxygenase CAS registry number 63439-50-9 2 Source Organism"
  • "Ozonolysis and photolysis of alkene-terminated self-assembled monolayers on quartz nanoparticles: implications for photochemical aging of organic aerosol particles, J. Park, A.L. Gomez, M.L. Walser, A. Lin, and S.A. Nizkorodov, Phys."
  • "The mine in Heilongjiang province will produce 10 million tons of coal annually, 1.8 million tons of methanol and 600,000 tons of alkene."