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Olefin vs Diolefin - What's the difference?

olefin | diolefin |

In organic chemistry terms the difference between olefin and diolefin

is that olefin is any of a class of unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbons such as ethylene; an alkene with only one carbon-carbon double bond while diolefin is an olefin that has two double bonds; a diene.

olefin

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any of a class of unsaturated open-chain hydrocarbons such as ethylene; an alkene with only one carbon-carbon double bond.
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    diolefin

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) An olefin that has two double bonds; a diene