Ethylene vs Melene - What's the difference?

ethylene | melene |


As nouns the difference between ethylene and melene

is that ethylene is ethylene while melene is (organic compound) an unsaturated hydrocarbon, c30h60, of the ethylene series, obtained from beeswax as a white, scaly, crystalline wax.

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)

    melene

    English

    Noun

  • (organic compound) An unsaturated hydrocarbon, C30H60, of the ethylene series, obtained from beeswax as a white, scaly, crystalline wax.
  • Synonyms

    * melissene * melissylene (Webster 1913) ----