Definition of acetylide in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈsedlˌīd/


A saltlike compound formed from acetylene and a metal, containing the anion (C≡C)- or HC≡C-. Acetylides are typically unstable or explosive.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: a·cet·y·lide

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