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olefin

Definitions of olefin
  1. noun
    any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon
    synonyms: alkene, olefine
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    types:
    ethene, ethylene
    a flammable colorless gaseous alkene; obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in manufacturing many other chemicals; sometimes used as an anesthetic
    TCE, trichloroethane, trichloroethylene
    a heavy colorless highly toxic liquid used as a solvent to clean electronic components and for dry cleaning and as a fumigant; causes cancer and liver and lung damage
    type of:
    aliphatic compound
    organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
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