Acetylene meaning

ə-sĕtl-ēn, -ən
A colorless, highly flammable or explosive gas, C2 H2 , used for metal welding and cutting and as an illuminant.
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A colorless, poisonous, highly flammable gaseous hydrocarbon, HC⋮CH, produced by the reaction of water and calcium carbide: used in organic compound synthesis, for lighting, and with oxygen in welding: the simplest alkyne.
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A colorless, highly flammable or explosive gas with a characteristic sweet odor. It is used in welding torches and in the manufacture of organic chemicals such as vinyl chloride. Acetylene is the simplest alkyne, consisting of two carbon atoms joined by a triple bond and each attached to a single hydrogen atom. Also called ethyne. Chemical formula: C2H2.
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(organic chemistry, countable) Any organic compound having one or more carbon–carbon triple bonds; an alkyne.
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(organic chemistry, uncountable) Ethyne; the simplest alkyne, a hydrocarbon of formula HC≡CH. It is a colourless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odour, formerly used as an illuminating gas, but now used in welding or metallurgy.
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Origin of acetylene

  • From French acétylène, coined by French chemist Marcellin Berthelot, from acetyl.

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