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Any of a series of aliphatic hydrocarbons with a carbon-carbon triple bond and the general formula CnH2n-2.
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a. any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon that has a formula of the type CnH2n–2
b. (as modifier): alkyne series.
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any member of the homologous series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons having at least one triple bond and the general formula CnH2n−2, as acetylene.
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Any of a group of hydrocarbons whose carbon atoms form chains linked by one or more triple bonds. Alkynes have the general formula CnH2n-2 and include acetylene.
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|Noun||1.||alkyne - 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
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