Alkyne vs Ethylene - What's the difference?

alkyne | ethylene |


As nouns the difference between alkyne and ethylene

is that alkyne is (organic chemistry) a hydrocarbon containing at least one carbon–carbon triple bond while ethylene is ethylene.

alkyne

English

(wikipedia alkyne)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) A hydrocarbon containing at least one carbon–carbon triple bond.
  • See also

    * -yne * acetylene * alkene * alkane

    ethylene

    English

    Noun

  • (organic compound) The common name for the organic chemical compound ethene. The simplest alkene, a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C2H4.
  • (organic chemistry) The divalent radical derived from ethane.
  • Synonyms

    * IUPAC name: ethene

    Derived terms

    * ethylene glycol * ethylene oxide * ethylene-vinyl acetate * polyethylene * polyethylene terephthalate (ester)