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acetylene

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See also acétylène

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Etymology

From acetyl + -ene.

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acetylene

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acetylene (s)
  1. (organic chemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Any organic compound having one or more carbon-carbon triple bond; an alkyne.
  2. (organic chemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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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