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Ethylene (or IUPAC name ethene) is the simplest alkene hydrocarbon, consisting of four hydrogen atoms and two carbon atoms connected by a double bond.

Because it contains a double bond, ethylene is called an unsaturated hydrocarbon or an olefin.

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