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Acetylene Definition

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[n] a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis

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alkyne, ethyne

Misc. Definitions

\A*cet"y*lene\, n. (Chem.) A gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odor, and is produced for use as an illuminating gas in a number of ways, but chiefly by the action of water on calcium carbide. Its light is very brilliant. --Watts.

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