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al'kene se"ries



Chem.
the homologous series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons containing one double bond and having the general formula CnH2n, as ethylene, H2C=CH2. Also called ethylene series, olefin series.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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