pentene

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pentene

[′pen‚tēn]
(organic chemistry)
C5H12 Colorless, flammable liquids derived from natural gasoline; isomeric forms are α-n-amylene and β-n-amylene.
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The aim of the column in this particular case is that the metathesis of 2-pentene takes place to form 2-butene and 3-hexene, coupled to the separation of the products.