A salt-like compound formed from acetylene and a metal, containing the anion (C≡C)2− or HC≡C−. Acetylides are typically unstable or explosive.
- Apart from being deactivated, potentially explosive acetylides are also produced.
- The acetylides of silver, copper, mercury, and gold are detonated by heat, friction, or shock.
- The acetylides should be carefully mixed with the raw aluminum nitride.
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