Definition of ethyne in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈeTHīn/ Pronunciation: /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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Syllabification: eth·yne

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