chloroethylene etymology

English word chloroethylene comes from English ethylene, English chloro- ((chemistry) Containing chlorine.. Green in color.)

Detailed word origin of chloroethylene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
ethylene English (eng) (organic chemistry) The divalent radical derived from ethane.. (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.
chloro- English (eng) (chemistry) Containing chlorine.. Green in color.
chloroethylene English (eng) (organic compound) The unsaturated halogenated hydrocarbon vinyl chloride.

Words with the same origin as chloroethylene

Descendants of ethylene
ETFE PTFE TFE XL-ETFE ePTFE ethylenic ethylenically melene methene nonylene quartene tetrylene
Descendants of chloro-
chloroacetic chloroadamantane chloroauric chlorobenzene chlorobiphenyl chlorocarbon chloroguanide chloromethylphenylsilane chloroplast chloroprocaine chloropyridine chlororuthenate chlorosilyl chlorosulfite chlorosulfuric acid chlorotoluene chlorotoxin chlorotriazine chloroxylenol dichlorocarbene dimethylchlorosilane tetrachloromethane trichloroethane trichlorofluoromethane