Propene is gas that occurs in nature but is used to make all kinds of unnatural plastic things like packaging and film. As a gas, propene is flammable and extremely volatile. Propene is another word for "propylene."

Propene is a gas made by cracking petroleum. It’s a word that hangs out in the chemistry lab. Propene looks and sounds a lot like propane, and it’s very similar except that propene has a lower boiling point so it’s more volatile. As a gas, it’s dangerous for humans to breathe. Earthlings have been familiar with it for a while, but it was also one of the gasses found on Saturn’s moon, Titan, in 2013.

Definitions of propene
  1. noun
    a flammable gas obtained by cracking petroleum; used in organic synthesis
    synonyms: propylene
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    type of:
    a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
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