acetylene


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a·cet·y·lene

 (ə-sĕt′l-ēn′, -ən)
n.
A colorless, highly flammable or explosive gas, C2H2, used for metal welding and cutting and as an illuminant. Also called ethyne.

a·cet′y·len′ic (ə-sĕt′l-ĕn′ĭk) adj.

acetylene

(əˈsɛtɪˌliːn)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) a colourless flammable gas used in the manufacture of organic chemicals and in cutting and welding metals. Formula: C2H2. Systematic name: ethyne
2. (Elements & Compounds)
a. another name for alkyne
b. (as modifier): acetylene series.
acetylenic adj

a•cet•y•lene

(əˈsɛt lˌin, -ɪn)

n.
a colorless gas, C2H2, used esp. in metal cutting and welding, as an illuminant, and in organic synthesis.
[1860–65]
a•cet`y•len′ic (-ˈɛn ɪk) adj.

a·cet·y·lene

(ə-sĕt′l-ēn′)
A colorless, highly flammable and explosive gas, C2H2. It is used in gas lighting and in cutting and welding metal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.acetylene - a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesisacetylene - a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis
aliphatic compound - organic compound that is an alkane or alkene or alkyne or their derivative
oxyacetylene - a mixture of oxygen and acetylene; used to create high temperatures for cutting or welding metals
Translations
acetileno
asetyleeni
acetylen
asetilen
アセチレン
acetylen
acetylen
acetylen

acetylene

[əˈsetɪliːn]
A. Nacetileno m
B. CPD acetylene burner Nsoplete m oxiacetilénico
acetylene lamp Nlámpara f de acetileno
acetylene torch Nsoplete m oxiacetilénico
acetylene welding Nsoldadura f oxiacetilénica

acetylene

[əˈsɛtɪliːn] nacétylène m

acetylene

nAcetylen nt, → Azetylen nt

acetylene

[əˈsɛtɪliːn] nacetilene m
acetylene burner → becco ad acetilene
acetylene welding → saldatura ad acetilene
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This book on the chemistry of pyrroles describes a method for the construction of the pyrrole ring from ketones and acetylene in superbase catalytic systems.
The new Explosives Regulations 2014 (ER 2014) and the Acetylene Safety (England and Wales and Scotland) Regulations 2014 (ASR 2014) come Into force in November 2014.
Emergency services were called to the scene at Cobra Freight Terminal on Metz Bridge in Middlesbrough, near the Riverside Park Industrial Estate, after the acetylene gas container caught light.
People living near Foxhunters Road in Whitley Bay in North Tyneside were stuck behind a cordon for hours while officers dealt with an acetylene gas cylinder on fire.
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Denka Black is a carbon black manufactured by spontaneous and high temperature decomposition of acetylene gas, specified as acetylene black.