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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.

Group

acetylene is a musical group.

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Music

  1. "Acetylene" is a 2005 album by The Walkabouts. The fieriest and the angriest album in their history.
  2. "Acetylene" is a composition.

Phrases with Acetylene

  1. acetylene black
  2. acetylene torch
  3. Terminal 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 previewKnowledge... (1899)

A Monthly Record of Science

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

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 previewChemistry and Chemical Reactivity, Enhanced Edition (2009)

by John Kotz, Paul Treichel, John Townsend

Acetylene is a colorless gas used as a fuel in welding ...

Google previewGas Age (1897)

Acetylene is a compound of twelve parts of carbon and one part of hydrogen. - Q. These expressions have what chemical...

Google previewChemistry and Chemical Reactivity, Enhanced Review Edition (2006)

by John Kotz, Paul Treichel, Gabriela Weaver

______ ______ B4H10 Acetylene is a colorless gas used as a fuel in welding torches, among other ...

Google previewAutomotive Industries (1909)

Since acetylene is an explosive of more than ordinary ability the question is, why is it not adopted for use in automobile work in view of the fact that gasoline is becoming more costly, as time, and it is possible that more power would follow the ...

Google previewAcetylene Journal (1912)

Devoted to Acetylene Lighting and Kindred Topics ... by Elias A. Long, Pearce B. Bland

Acetylene is a hydro-carbon gas with a chemical symbol of C:H2, which means there are two parts of carbon to 'two parts of hydrogen, but by weight the proportion is 92.3 per cent of carbon and 7.7 per cent hydrogen. The effect of heat is to ...

Google previewThe Repair of Vehicle Bodies, 6th ed (2013)

by Andrew Livesey, A Robinson

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 previewDiscovering the Essential Universe, With Scientific American (2016)

by CTI 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 previewThe Repair of Vehicle Bodies (2006)

by Andrew Livesey, Alan Robinson

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 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 previewThe Physics and Chemistry of Nanosolids (2016)

by CTI 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 previewThe MCAT Chemistry Book (2015)

by Ajikumar Aryangat

Acetylene is the first member of the alkyne group. The carbon- carbon bond is a triple bond which contains only one sigma bond. 3. The answer is B. The triple bond of 2-propyne (an alkyne) contains one sigma bond and two ...

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 C, H2. The fact that it contains this triple bond makes it extremely active chemically, that is what is ...

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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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