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[uh-set-l-ahyd] /əˈsɛt lˌaɪd/
noun, Chemistry
any compound derived from acetylene by the replacement of one or both of its hydrogen atoms by a metal, as silver acetylide, Ag 2 Cl 2 .
Origin of acetylide
acetyl + -ide Unabridged
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  • Mixing calcium carbide with silver nitrate solutions forms silver acetylide, a highly sensitive explosive.
British Dictionary definitions for acetylide


any of a class of carbides in which the carbon is present as a diatomic divalent ion (C22–). They are formally derivatives of acetylene
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