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Definition of the noun acetylene

What does acetylene mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: acetylenes

  1. a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonyms of acetylene: alkyne / ethyne
    • more generic term: aliphatic compound = organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
    • substance of: oxyacetylene = a mixture of oxygen and acetylene

Alternative definition of the noun acetylene

noun

  1. [organic chemistry, countable] Any organic compound having one or more carbon–carbon triple bonds; an alkyne.
  2. [organic compound, 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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Phrases with Acetylene

  1. acetylene black
  2. acetylene torch
  3. Terminal Acetylene

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Acetylene

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Google previewFundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Third Edition (2011)

by Stanley E. Manahan

Acetylene is a highly flammable gas that forms dangerously explosive mixtures with air.

Google previewSafe Use of Chemicals (2008)

A Practical Guide by T.S.S. Dikshith

Molecular formula: C2H2 Synonyms and trade names: ethine, ethyne, narcylene Use and exposure: Acetylene is the simplest member of the unsaturated hydrocarbons called alkynes or acetylenes. Pure acetylene is a colorless gas ...

Google previewWater Chemistry (2010)

Green Science and Technology of Nature's Most Renewable Resource by Stanley E. Manahan

Acetylene is a highly flammable gas that forms dangerously explosive mixtures with air. It is used in large quantities.as.a.chemical.raw.material..Acetylene.is.the.fuel.in.oxyacetylene. torches.

Google previewGeneral Chemistry (2014)

by Linus Pauling

Acetylene is a colorless gas (b.p. – 84°C), with a characteristic garliclike odor.

Google previewManufacturing Processes & Materials, 5th Edition (2015)

by Ahmad K. Elshennawy, Gamal S. Weheba

Acetylene is the most important hydrocarbon in the welding industry. Newer stabilized mixChapter 14: Welding Processes...

Google previewKnowledge (1899)

Acetylene is a colourless gas about nine-tenths the weight of air.

Google previewThe Repair of Vehicle Bodies (2013)

by Andrew Livesey

Acetylene is a colourless gas with a very distinctive nauseating odour. It is highly combustible when mixed with air or oxygen. It burns in ordinary air with a luminous smoky flame, but in pure oxygen it burns with an intensely hot non- luminous ...

Google previewHandbook of Industrial Chemistry and Biotechnology (2013)

by James A. Kent

The acetylene produced from calcium carbide is basically pure, with only water and air as impurities. Eighty percent of the acetylene produced is used for chemical synthesis. Acetylene is an important raw ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Discovering the Essential Universe: With Scientific American by Neil F. Comins, ISBN 9781429217972 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acetylene is the chemical compound with the formula C2H2. It is a hydrocarbon and the simplest alkyne. This colorless gas is widely used as a fuel and a chemical building block. The Huygens probe, supplied by the European Space Agency ...

Google previewThe Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (2013)

by Michael R. Peres

Acetylene Discovered around 1845, acetylene is an explosive gas used for illumination in magic lanterns and early horizontal enlargers. The gas was produced by allowing water to drip on dry calcium carbide in a special generator. A tube ...

Google previewScanning Probe Microscopy (2006)

Atomic Scale Engineering by Forces and Currents by Adam Foster, Werner A. Hofer

While acetylene is the smallest organic molecule, benzene is the smallest molecule with a ring-like structure: its carbon ring is the building block of many organic molecules used in chemical synthesis.

Google previewChic Metal (2009)

Modern Metal Jewelry to Make at Home by Victoria Tillotson

Acetylene is a gas that produces a 2.400-4.500 degree ...

Google previewPrinciples of Fire Behavior and Combustion (2014)

by Richard Gann, Raymond Friedman

Acetylene. (C2H2). Acetylene is an extremely reactive, flammable gas. In its pure state, it cannot be stored at high pressure without the possibility of a highly exothermic disso- ciation into carbon and hydrogen.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: The Physics and Chemistry of Nanosolids by Frank J. Owens, ISBN 9780470067406 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acetylene: Acetylene is the chemicalcompound withtheformula C2H 2.It isahydrocarbon andthe simplest alkyne. This colorless gas is widely used as a fuel and a chemical building block. Anthracene: Anthraceneisasolid polycyclic aromatic ...

Google previewDirect Numerical Simulation of Soot Formation and Transport in Turbulent Nonpremixed Ethylene Flames (2008)

Acetylene is the gaseous species through which soot nucleation and surface growth occurs. Soot oxidation occurs in a global reaction with ...

Google previewHandbook of Chemical Processing Equipment (2000)

by Nicholas P Cheremisinoff

The -ene ending could be confusing, so one must memorize the fact that acetylene is an alkyne rather than an alkene. Its molecular formula is C2H2. The fact that it contains this triple bond makes it extremely active chemically, that is what is ...

Google previewOrganic Chemistry (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acetylene: Acetylene is the chemical compound with the formula C2H2. It is a hydrocarbon and the simplest alkyne. This colorless gas is widely used as a fuel and a chemical building block. Carboxylic acid: A carboxylic acid is an organic acid ...

Google previewExperimental Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale and Microscale Approach (2010)

by John C. Gilbert, Stephen F. Martin

Because acetylene is a highly explosive substance, its production in large quantities is fraught with danger. Indeed, up until the 19305 it was only produced in small quantities, which, when combined with the risks in handling it, greatly limited ...

Google previewIndustrial Fire Safety Guidebook (1998)

by Tatyana Davletshina

The -ene ending could be confusing, so one must memorize the fact that acetylene is an alkyne rather than an alkene. Its molecular formula is C2H2. The fact that it contains this triple bond makes it extremely active chemically, that is what is ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: General Organic and Biological Chemistry: An Integrated Approach (2014)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Acetylene: Acetylene is the chemical compound with the formula C 2 H 2 . It is a hydrocarbon and the simplest alkyne. This colorless gas is widely used as a fuel and a chemical building block. Chondroitin: Chondroitin is a chondrin derivative.

Google previewSynthetic Diamond (1994)

Emerging CVD Science and Technology by Karl E. Spear, John P. Dismukes

Acetylene is generally present in significant quantities in most CVD systems, since it is the thermodynamically favored hydrocarbon in high- temperature gases. Since acetylene is a stable molecule, it can be successfully monitored ex situ by ...

Google previewDiscoveries in Plant Biology (1998)

(Volume I) by Shain-Dow Kung, Shang-Fa Yang

Acetylene is a substrate and a non-competitive inhibitor. Carbon monoxide inhibits at low concentrations (Lind and Wilson, 1942) and functions as a non- competitive inhibitor (Bradbeer and Wilson, 1963). Nitrous oxide is both a substrate and ...

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Terminal acetylene Meaning

Video shows what terminal acetylene means. Any acetylene (alkyne) having the triple bond attached to a terminal carbon atom, R-CC-H.. Terminal acetylene ...

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The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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