naphthalene etymology

English word naphthalene comes from English -ene, English naphtha

Detailed word origin of naphthalene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ene English (eng) (organic chemistry) An aromatic hydrocarbon based on benzene.. (organic chemistry) An unsaturated hydrocarbon having at least one double bond; an alkene.. A polymer derived from an alkene. A single-atom thick two-dimensional layer of atoms.
naphtha English (eng) (dated) Naturally-occurring liquid petroleum.. Any of a wide variety of aliphatic or aromatic liquid hydrocarbon mixtures distilled from petroleum or coal tar, especially as used in solvents or petrol.
naphthalene English (eng) (organic compound) An aromatic bicyclic hydrocarbon, C10H8; an acene containing two fused benzene rings.. A white crystalline hydrocarbon manufactured from coal tar; used in mothballs.

Words with the same origin as naphthalene

Descendants of -ene
Crimplene abietene anilinonaphthalene azylene butylene cannabene diene ethylene graphane graphene kerosene kerosenish longifolene naphthaleneacetic acid nonethylene olibene oligoethylene glycol polyethylene polystyrene polythene sequoiene styrene triene triethylene
Descendants of naphtha