the homologous series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons containing one triple bond and having the general formula, C n H 2n+2 , as acetylene, HC≡CH.
The alkyne series. See under alkyne.
a colorless gas, C 2 H 2 , having an etherlike odor, produced usually by the action of water on calcium carbide or by pyrolysis of natural gas: used especially in metal cutting and welding, as an illuminant, and in organic synthesis. Historical Examples They had put a table at the back of this cave, […]
- Acetylformic acid
of, relating to, or characteristic of the .
any compound derived from acetylene by the replacement of one or both of its hydrogen atoms by a metal, as silver acetylide, Ag 2 Cl 2 . noun any of a class of carbides in which the carbon is present as a diatomic divalent ion (C22–). They are formally derivatives of acetylene