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cumulative double bonds

Those present in a chain in which at least three contiguous carbon atoms are joined by double bonds; non-cumulative double bonds comprise every other arrangement of two or more double bonds in a single structure. The generic name 'cumulene' is given to compounds containing three or more cumulative double bonds.
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
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