ethylene group


noun Chemistry.

the bivalent group, −C2H4−, derived from ethylene or ethane.

Nearby words

  1. ethylene,
  2. ethylene alcohol,
  3. ethylene dibromide,
  4. ethylene dichloride,
  5. ethylene glycol,
  6. ethylene oxide,
  7. ethylene series,
  8. ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid,
  9. ethylic,
  10. ethylidene

Also called ethylene radical.

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British Dictionary definitions for ethylene group

ethylene group

ethylene radical

noun

chem the divalent group, -CH 2 CH 2 -, derived from ethylene
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