[eth-uh-leen] /ˈɛθ əˌlin/ Chemistry
containing the .
Also called ethene, olefiant gas. a colorless, flammable gas, C 2 H 4 , having a sweet, unpleasant odor and taste, the first member of the , usually obtained from petroleum and natural gas: used as an agent to improve the color of citrus fruits, in the synthesis of , , , and other organic compounds, and in medicine chiefly as an inhalation anesthetic.
a colourless flammable gaseous alkene with a sweet odour, obtained from petroleum and natural gas and used in the manufacture of polythene and many other chemicals. Formula: CH2:CH2 Also called ethene
1852, from ethyl + -ene, probably suggested by methylene.
ethylene eth·yl·ene (ěth’ə-lēn’)
A colorless, flammable gas that occurs naturally in certain plants and can be obtained from petroleum and natural gas. As a plant hormone, it ripens and colors fruit, and it is manufactured for use in agriculture to speed these processes. It is also used as a fuel and in making plastics. Ethylene is the simplest alkene, consisting of two carbon atoms joined by a double bond and each attached to two hydrogen atoms. Also called ethene. Chemical formula: C2H4.
noun 1. (def 1). [glahy-kawl, -kol] /ˈglaɪ kɔl, -kɒl/ noun 1. Also called ethylene glycol, ethylene alcohol. a colorless, sweet liquid, C 2 H 6 O 2 , used chiefly as an automobile antifreeze and as a solvent. 2. Also called diol. any of a group of containing two hydroxyl groups. /ˈɡlaɪkɒl/ noun 1. another […]
[eth-uh-leen-dahy-uh-meen-te-truh-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, -min-; eth-uh-leen-dahy-uh-meen-te-truh-uh-see-tik, -set-ik, -min-] /ˈɛθ ə linˈdaɪ ə minˈtɛ trə əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, -mɪn-; ˌɛθ ə linˌdaɪ ə minˌtɛ trə əˈsi tɪk, -ˈsɛt ɪk, -mɪn-/ noun, Chemistry, Pharmacology. 1. . ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid eth·yl·ene·di·a·mine·tet·ra·a·ce·tic acid (ěth’ə-lēn-dī’ə-mēn-tět’rə-ə-sē’tĭk) n. EDTA.
noun, Chemistry. 1. .
noun, Chemistry. 1. a colorless, heavy, oily, toxic liquid, C 2 H 4 Cl 2 , having a chloroformlike odor: used in the synthesis of vinyl chloride, and as a solvent for fats, waxes, resins, etc.