- 火 (fire) + 希, the latter being derived from 稀 (rare) of which it is the phonetic element. This is coined in light of the observed lack of hydrogens (as compared to alkanes) in alkenes and the fact that alkenes are flammable.
烯 (radical 86 火+7, 11 strokes, cangjie input 火大大月 (FKKB), four-corner 94827)
- KangXi: page 671, character 10
- Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 19037
- Dae Jaweon: page 1080, character 7
- Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2205, character 4
- Unihan data for U+70EF
烯 (Yale hei1)