Ethyl vs Ethylene - What's the difference?

ethyl | ethylene |


In organic chemistry terms the difference between ethyl and ethylene

is that ethyl is the univalent hydrocarbon radical, C2H5, formally derived from ethane by the loss of a hydrogen atom while ethylene is the divalent radical derived from ethane.

ethyl

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) The univalent hydrocarbon radical, C2H5, formally derived from ethane by the loss of a hydrogen atom.
  • Derived terms

    * ethyl acetate * ethyl acrylate * ethyl alcohol * ethyl benzoate * ethyl borate * ethyl bromide * ethyl carbamate * ethyl cellulose * ethyl chloride * ethyl ether * ethyl formate * ethyl green * ethyl iodide * ethyl mercaptan * ethylmercury, ethyl mercury * ethyl nitrate * ethyl nitrite * ethyl oxalate * ethyl oxide * ethyl salicate * ethyl silicate * ethyl sulfide * methyl ethyl ketone

    Anagrams

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    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)