Hydrocarbon vs Olefine - What's the difference?

hydrocarbon | olefine |


As nouns the difference between hydrocarbon and olefine

is that hydrocarbon is (organic chemistry) a compound consisting only of carbon and hydrogen atoms while olefine is olefin.

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

    olefine

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (chemistry) olefiant gas, or ethylene
  • (chemistry, by extension) any of the series of unsaturated hydrocarbons of which ethylene is a type
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