Hydrocarbon vs Melene - What's the difference?

hydrocarbon | melene |


As nouns the difference between hydrocarbon and melene

is that hydrocarbon is (organic chemistry) a compound consisting only of carbon and hydrogen atoms while melene is (organic compound) an unsaturated hydrocarbon, c30h60, of the ethylene series, obtained from beeswax as a white, scaly, crystalline wax.

hydrocarbon

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) A compound consisting only of carbon and hydrogen atoms.
  • Derived terms

    * fluorochlorohydrocarbon * hydrocarbonaceous * hydrocarbonic

    Hyponyms

    * alkane * alkene * alkyne * cycloalkane * cycloalkene * arene

    See also

    * aliphatic * aromatic * petroleum

    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) ----