Propene is an unsaturated organic compound, also known as propylene and methyl ethylene. It is a colorless gas with a faint smell of petroleum.
Propene is a by-product of oil refining and production of natural gas. As a result of cracking larger hydrocarbons, ethylene, propene and other compounds are formed during oil refining. A major source of propene is naphtha cracking intended to produce ethylene, but it also results from refinery cracking producing other products.
Hydrocarbons are organic compounds that consist only of atoms of hydrogen and carbon. There is one or more double or triple bonds between carbon atoms of unsaturated hydrocarbons. Those who have a double bond are called alkenes.
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