Definition of ethyne in English:


Syllabification: eth·yne
Pronunciation: /ˈeTHīn, eˈTHīn


  • systematic chemical name for acetylene.
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    • 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.
    • Acetylene or ethyne is also used to make vinyl chloride and vinyl acetate, both of which are converted to polymers.
    • At standard temperature and pressure, ethyne is a colorless gas with a pleasant smell.

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