What is the difference between alkene and olefin?
Olefins and alkenes are the same organic compounds that contain atleast one double bond.
Olefin is a french word which means "oil forming gas". Aliphatic unsaturated hydrocarbons on reaction with chlorine gas forms a oily liquid. Hence, they are called olefins.
The term alkene is given for systematic naming of olefins related to aliphatic hydrocarbons. Therefore, alkenes or olefins are a class of organic compounds and they are unsaturated hydrocarbons that contain one or more double bonds in the molecule. They have general formula of CnH2n
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