alkyne

alkyne

[al-kahyn]
noun Chemistry.
any member of the alkyne series.
Also, alkine.


Origin:
1880–85; alk(yl) + -ine2, altered to -yne

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alkyne (ˈælkaɪn)
 
n
Also called: acetylene
 a.  any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon that has a formula of the type CnH2n--2
 b.  (as modifier): alkyne series

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alkyne   (āl'kīn')  Pronunciation Key 
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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