Olefin

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Description

A class of aliphatic hydrocarbons that are saturated except for one carbon-carbon double bonds. Also called alkenes, olefins will self-polymerize to form long-chain polymers (polyethylene, polypropylene, etc.) that are often manufactured as fibers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

alkenes

Composition CnH2n