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How is ethene the smallest alkene with formula C2H4? Shouldn’t methylene be the smallest alkenes with chemical formula CH2?

Actually the alkenes are the compounds that have a double bond between two carbon atoms. In the formulas given above in case of ethene we have two carbon atoms but in case of methene (just supposing actually it can’t even exist) there isn’t any second carbon atom with which it could make a double bond.

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