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Alkadienes are acyclic branched or unbranched hydrocarbons having two carbon–carbon double bonds.Alkadienes are also known as Alkenes[1] A cumulated alkadiene (cumulene) has two double bonds attached to the same carbon atom: the simplest example is 1,2-propadiene.[2]


  1. ^ IUPAC, Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book") (1997). Online corrected version:  (2006–) "Alkenes".
  2. ^ "Organic Chemistry".