Definition of Calcium carbide

1. Noun. A grey salt of calcium (CaC) used in making acetylene.

Generic synonyms: Binary Compound, Carbide

Definition of Calcium carbide

1. Noun. (inorganic compound) A black, solid, of formula CaC2, manufactured from lime and carbon at high temperatures; reacts with water to form acetylene. ¹

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Medical Definition of Calcium carbide

1. CaC2;blackish crystalline lumps which when in contact with water yield acetylene gas. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calcium Carbide

calcium-calmodulin dependent protein kinase
calcium-channel blocker
calcium-dependent protein kinase
calcium-independent processing protease
calcium-transporting atpase
calcium ATPase
calcium alginate
calcium aminosalicylate
calcium antagonist
calcium benzoate
calcium benzoylpas
calcium bicarbonate
calcium blocker
calcium bromide
calcium carbide (current term)
calcium carbimide
calcium carbonate
calcium caseinate
calcium channel
calcium channel-blocker
calcium channel agonist
calcium channel antagonist
calcium channel blocker
calcium channel blockers
calcium chloride
calcium chromate
calcium citrate
calcium compound
calcium current

Literary usage of Calcium carbide

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1896)
"SO universal is the interest in acetylene gas and so different trie estimates and opinions as to the cost of calcium carbide •;is a source of the cheap ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"It is found that the ingot of calcium carbide formed in the furnace, although itself consisting -1 pun crystalline calcium carbide, is nearly always ..."

3. The Mineral Industry (1899)
"The New York fire department adopted strict regulations as to the sale and use of calcium carbide and acetylene. According to these all calcium carbide in ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1903)
"A mixture of cerium chloride, calcium carbide, and copper in filings gave in the first experiment an alloy of copper and cerium containing about 6 per cent, ..."

5. Gas Analysis by Louis Munroe Dennis (1913)
"Sampling of calcium carbide. — The analyst may at times be called upon to analyze acetylene gas itself, but more often he is given a sample of calcium ..."

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