Definition of Acetylene

1. Noun. A colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis.

Exact synonyms: Alkyne, Ethyne
Generic synonyms: Aliphatic Compound
Substance meronyms: Oxyacetylene
Derivative terms: Acetylenic



Definition of Acetylene

1. n. 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.

Definition of Acetylene

1. Noun. (organic chemistry countable) Any organic compound having one or more carbon–carbon triple bonds; an alkyne. ¹

2. Noun. (organic compound uncountable) 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. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acetylene

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Medical Definition of Acetylene

1. A gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a colourless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odour, 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acetylene

acetylcarnitine
acetylcholine
acetylcholine chloride
acetylcholine receptor
acetylcholine receptor antibodies
acetylcholine receptors
acetylcholines
acetylcholinesterase
acetylcholinesterases
acetylcysteine
acetyldigitoxin
acetyldigitoxins
acetyldigoxin
acetyldigoxins
acetyldihydrocodeine
acetylene (current term)
acetylene-allene thioester isomerase
acetylene black
acetylene hydratase
acetylene torch
acetylenecarboxylic acid
acetylenediol
acetylenediols
acetylenes
acetylenic
acetylesterase
acetylgalactosamine
acetylgalactosamine deacetylase
acetylgalactosaminidase
acetylgalactosaminide

Literary usage of Acetylene

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"20% acetylene a dog breathed without inconvenience for 35 minutes. His blood contained 10% acetylene, less than -^ the rate of absorption of carbonic oxide ..."

2. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The origin of the c/s-bending force in a complexed acetylene molecule can be determined from the variation of the atomic charge densities with this bending ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The properties of liquid and solid acetylene have been investigated by D. Mclntosh (Jour Chem. Soc., Abs., 1907, i. 458). A great future was expected from ..."

4. Elements of Chemistry: Theoretical and Practical by William Allen Miller (1880)
"By the action of potassic permanganate solution at ordinary temperatures acetylene is oxidized to oxalic acid ; formic and carbonic acids being formed as ..."

5. Bulletin by United States Bureau of war risk insurance. Division of military and naval insurance, United States (1917)
"How an acetylene gas burner was used by an Indianapolis company to remodel a ... OXY-acetylene and oxy-hydrogen welding and cutting in the marine field. ..."

6. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"When acetylene and chlorine are brought in contact deflagration usually occurs and ... This latter may be easily obtained pure by passing acetylene into ..."

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