acetylene

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acetylene

 [ah-set´ĭ-lēn]
HC≡CH, a colorless, combustible, explosive gas, the simplest alkyne (unsaturated, triple-bonded hydrocarbon).

acetylene

/acet·y·lene/ (ah-set´ĭ-lēn) HCtbondCH, a colorless, volatile, explosive gas, the simplest alkyne (unsaturated, triple-bonded hydrocarbon).

acetylene

[əset′əlēn]
a colorless, highly flammable gas that is the simplest of the alkynes. Also called ethyne.

acetylene

a colorless, combustible, explosive gas, the simplest triple-bonded hydrocarbon.