elayl
Ethylene Eth"yl*ene ([e^]th"[i^]l*[=e]n), n. [From {Ethyl}.] (Chem.) A colorless, gaseous hydrocarbon, {C2H4}, forming an important ingredient of illuminating gas, and also obtained by the action of concentrated sulphuric acid in alcohol. It is an unsaturated compound and combines directly with chlorine and bromine to form oily liquids (Dutch liquid), -- hence called {olefiant gas}. Called also {ethene}, {elayl}, and formerly, {bicarbureted hydrogen}. [1913 Webster]

{Ethylene series} (Chem.), the series of unsaturated hydrocarbons of which ethylene is the type, and represented by the general formula {CnH2n}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Elayl — E*la yl, n. [Gr. ? olive oil, oil + yl.] (Chem.) Olefiant gas or ethylene; so called by Berzelius from its forming an oil combining with chlorine. [Written also {elayle}.] See {Ethylene}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Elayl — (Chem.), ölbildendes Gas, so v.w. Acetylwasserstoff, s.u. Äthyl H) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Elayl — Elayl, Elaylchlorīd, s. Äthylen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • elayl — …   Useful english dictionary

  • elayle — Elayl E*la yl, n. [Gr. ? olive oil, oil + yl.] (Chem.) Olefiant gas or ethylene; so called by Berzelius from its forming an oil combining with chlorine. [Written also {elayle}.] See {Ethylene}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bicarbureted hydrogen — Ethylene Eth yl*ene ([e^]th [i^]l*[=e]n), n. [From {Ethyl}.] (Chem.) A colorless, gaseous hydrocarbon, {C2H4}, forming an important ingredient of illuminating gas, and also obtained by the action of concentrated sulphuric acid in alcohol. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C2H4 — Ethylene Eth yl*ene ([e^]th [i^]l*[=e]n), n. [From {Ethyl}.] (Chem.) A colorless, gaseous hydrocarbon, {C2H4}, forming an important ingredient of illuminating gas, and also obtained by the action of concentrated sulphuric acid in alcohol. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CnH2n — Ethylene Eth yl*ene ([e^]th [i^]l*[=e]n), n. [From {Ethyl}.] (Chem.) A colorless, gaseous hydrocarbon, {C2H4}, forming an important ingredient of illuminating gas, and also obtained by the action of concentrated sulphuric acid in alcohol. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ethene — Ethylene Eth yl*ene ([e^]th [i^]l*[=e]n), n. [From {Ethyl}.] (Chem.) A colorless, gaseous hydrocarbon, {C2H4}, forming an important ingredient of illuminating gas, and also obtained by the action of concentrated sulphuric acid in alcohol. It is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ethylene — Eth yl*ene ([e^]th [i^]l*[=e]n), n. [From {Ethyl}.] (Chem.) A colorless, gaseous hydrocarbon, {C2H4}, forming an important ingredient of illuminating gas, and also obtained by the action of concentrated sulphuric acid in alcohol. It is an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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