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alkine

[al-kahyn] /ˈæl kaɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.

alkyne

or alkine

[al-kahyn] /ˈæl kaɪn/
noun, Chemistry
1.
any member of the alkyne series.
Origin of alkyne
1880-1885
1880-85; alk(yl) + -ine2, altered to -yne
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British Dictionary definitions for alkines

alkyne

/ˈælkaɪn/
noun
1.
  1. any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon that has a formula of the type CnH2n–2
  2. (as modifier): alkyne series
Also called acetylene
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alkines in Science
alkyne
  (āl'kīn')   
Any of a group of unsaturated hydrocarbons that havee carbon atoms in chains linked by one or more triple bonds and that have the general formula CnH2n-2. Alkynes can be solid, liquid, or gaseous and include acetylene. ◇ The group of alkynes as a whole is called the alkyne series or the acetylene series. The first five members of the alkyne series are acetylene (or ethyne), propyne, butyne, pentyne, and hexyne.
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