They had put a table at the back of this cave, and an acetylene light illuminated it.
Only two of them, methane and acetylene, will be discussed here.
By adjustment of the amount of air that enters the burner, acetylene may be burnt in a gas stove.
Finer grades are cut into slate pencils and acetylene burners.
The preparation and properties of methane and acetylene have been discussed in a previous chapter.
David saw the flash of the acetylene lamps on his bedroom blind.
The same difficulties arise with acetylene and electric light.
acetylene, a compound of carbon and hydrogen, is used in this way.
Acetone dissolves twenty-four times its own bulk of acetylene at ordinary atmospheric pressure.
acetylene has a low flashing point, and there is question as to36 its safety.
gaseous hydrocarbon, 1864, from French acétylène, coined by French chemist Marcelin-Pierre-Eugène Berthelot (1823-1907) from chemical ending -ene + acetyl, which was coined from acetic in 1839 by German chemist Justus von Liebig; see acetic. Liebig's coinage was in reference to a different radical; acetyl was transferred to its current sense in 1850s, but Berthelot's coinage was based on the original use of acetyl.
The name acetylene is an unfortunate one as the hydrocarbon is not directly related to the modern acetyl radical and the molecule ... contains a triple bond, not a double bond which the suffix -ene (q.v.) implies. [Flood, "Origins of Chemical Names," 1963]
acetylene a·cet·y·lene (ə-sět'l-ēn', -ən)
A colorless, highly flammable, and explosive gas used for metal welding and cutting and as an illuminant.
A colorless, highly flammable or explosive gas with a characteristic sweet odor. It is used in welding torches and in the manufacture of organic chemicals such as vinyl chloride. Acetylene is the simplest alkyne, consisting of two carbon atoms joined by a triple bond and each attached to a single hydrogen atom. Also called ethyne. Chemical formula: C2H2.