Molecule of the Week

Acetylene

January 15, 2007

Acetylene is the simplest of all the alkyne hydrocarbons, all of which contain triple bonds between two carbon atoms. Acetylene is used for synthesis of other chemicals and as a fuel for welding where an acetylene oxygen flame can reach 3200 °C.

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