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Ethane vs. Ethylene — What's the Difference?

Ethane vs. Ethylene — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Ethane and Ethylene

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Ethane

Ethane ( or ) is an organic chemical compound with chemical formula C2H6. At standard temperature and pressure, ethane is a colorless, odorless gas.
Nov 20, 2019

Ethylene

Ethylene (IUPAC name: ethene) is a hydrocarbon which has the formula C2H4 or H2C=CH2. It is a colorless flammable gas with a faint "sweet and musky" odor when pure.
Nov 20, 2019

Ethane

A colourless, odourless, flammable gas which is a constituent of petroleum and natural gas. It is the second member of the alkane series.
Nov 20, 2019

Ethylene

A colorless flammable gas, C2H4, derived from natural gas and petroleum and also occurring as a natural plant hormone, used as a source of many organic compounds, in welding and cutting metals, to ripen citrus fruits, and as an anesthetic. Also called ethene.
Nov 20, 2019

Ethane

A colorless, odorless gaseous alkane, C2H6, that occurs as a constituent of natural gas and is used as a fuel and a refrigerant.
Nov 20, 2019
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Ethylene

(organic compound) The common name for the organic chemical compound ethene. The simplest alkene, a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C2H4.
Nov 20, 2019

Ethane

An aliphatic hydrocarbon, C2H6, gaseous at normal temperatures and pressures, being a constituent of natural gas.
Nov 20, 2019

Ethylene

(organic chemistry) The divalent radical derived from ethane.
Nov 20, 2019

Ethane

The same compound, subjected to modification by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms with other radicals.
Chlorinated ethanes; halogenated ethanes
Nov 20, 2019

Ethylene

A colorless, gaseous hydrocarbon, C2H4, forming an important ingredient of illuminating gas, and also obtained by the action of concentrated sulphuric acid in alcohol. It is an unsaturated compound and combines directly with chlorine and bromine to form oily liquids (Dutch liquid), - hence called olefiant gas. Called also ethene, elayl, and formerly, bicarbureted hydrogen.
Nov 20, 2019

Ethane

A gaseous hydrocarbon, C2H6, forming a constituent of ordinary illuminating gas. It is the second member of the paraffin series, and its most important derivatives are common alcohol (ethyl alcohol), acetaldehyde, ether, and acetic acid. Called also dimethyl.
Nov 20, 2019

Ethylene

A flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
Nov 20, 2019

Ethane

A colorless odorless alkane gas used as fuel
Nov 20, 2019

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