The alkene ethene can be produced by heating ethanol with (for example) aluminum oxide.
Polymerization of ethene gives polythene (polyethylene).
For instance, addition of water to ethene creates ethyl alcohol.
For example reduction of ethanol gives the alkene ethene .
Ethane and propane, as well as being fuels, are important precursors in the manufacture of ethene , which is then further converted to a range of products.