Ethylene vs Propylene - What's the difference?

ethylene | propylene |


In organic compound|lang=fr terms the difference between ethylene and propylene

is that ethylene is ethylene while propylene is propylene.

As nouns the difference between ethylene and propylene

is that ethylene is ethylene while propylene is propylene.

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)

    propylene

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (organic compound) The common name for the organic chemical compound propene. An alkene which is a colorless gaseous (at room temperature and pressure) hydrocarbon with the chemical formula C3H6.
  • Synonyms

    * IUPAC name: propene

    Derived terms

    * polypropylene * propylene glycol * propylene oxide