Acetylene Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Acetylene Properties


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Acetylene is a hydrocarbon and the simplest alkyne. It is unstable in pure form and thus is usually handled as a solution. It is widely used as a fuel and a chemical building block.Acetylene is a compressed gas that is used as a fuel and is stored in a liquid state. It is also used for welding purposes.

Chemical Properties

CAS Number 74-86-2
Density 0.568 g/cm3
IUPAC Name Ethyne
InChI 1S/C2H2/c1-2/h1-2H
Melting Point -88°C
Molar Mass 26.04 g/mol
Molecular Formula C2H2
NFPA 704 H-1,F-4,R-3,C-NA
Synonyms Vinylene;Narcylen