ethyne

NOUN
  1. a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis
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How To Use ethyne In A Sentence

  • Ethyne, or acetylene, has the chemical formula CH 2 CH 2, with a triple bond between the two carbons.
  • Furthermore, the composition of Titan's atmosphere is complex: it is made up primarily of nitrogen, but a variety of hydrocarbons, such as methane, ethane, ethyne, and propane, are also present.
  • At standard temperature and pressure, ethyne is a colorless gas with a pleasant smell.
  • Acetylene or ethyne is also used to make vinyl chloride and vinyl acetate, both of which are converted to polymers.
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