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Also, butene. any of three isomeric, gaseous hydrocarbons having the formula C 4 H 8 , of the alkene series.
containing the butylene group.
Historical Examples

U.S. Patent 4,293,314: Gelled Fuel-Air Explosive Bertram O. Stull

another name for butene
Any of three gaseous hydrocarbons that consist of four carbon atoms in a chain with a double bond between two of the carbons. They are part of the alkene series. Butylenes are used to make synthetic rubber. Chemical formula: C4H8.


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