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  1. ketene(Noun)

    any of a class of unsaturated ketones, having a general formula RRC=C=O, that react as if they were inner acid anhydrides

  2. ketene(Noun)

    the parent compound of this class, CH=C=O, an unstable, reactive colourless gas

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  1. Ketene

    A ketene is an organic compound of the form R'R''C=C=O. The term is also used specifically to mean ethenone, the simplest ketene, where R' and R'' are hydrogen atoms. Ketenes were first studied as a class by Hermann Staudinger.


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