ethylenic etymology

English word ethylenic comes from English -ic, English ethylene

Detailed word origin of ethylenic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ic English (eng) (chemistry) Used to denote certain chemical compounds in which a specified chemical element has a higher oxidation number than in the equivalent compound whose name ends in the suffix -ous. For example sulphuric acid (H₂SO₄) has more oxygen atoms per molecule than sulphurous acid (H₂SO₃).. Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning “of or pertaining to”.
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.
ethylenic English (eng) (organic chemistry) Containing ethylene or an ethylene derivative. (organic chemistry) Pertaining to or characteristic of ethylene.

Words with the same origin as ethylenic

Descendants of -ic
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Descendants of ethylene
ETFE PTFE TFE XL-ETFE ePTFE ethylenically melene methene nonylene quartene tetrylene