acetylene definition

  • noun:
    • A colorless, extremely combustible or explosive fuel, C2H2, utilized for material welding and cutting and as an illuminant. Also referred to as ethyne.
    • Any organic compound having one or more carbon–carbon triple bonds; an alkyne.
    • 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.
    • A gaseous mixture of carbon and hydrogen, in the percentage of two atoms associated with the previous to two associated with the latter. Its a colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant smell, and it is produced for use as an illuminating fuel in a number of means, but mainly because of the activity of liquid on calcium carbide. Its light is very brilliant.
    • A colorless gasoline, C2H2, that has a characteristic and very unpleasant odor, and burns with a luminous smoky fire.
    • This fuel, C2H2, made by the activity of water on calcium carbide, is currently mainly utilized as an illuminant and raise the illuminating value of coal-gas and water-gas of poor quality.
    • a colorless flammable gas made use of mainly in welding and in natural synthesis

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