acetylene series


Definition of acetylene series

: the homologous series of unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons CnH2n−2 of which acetylene is the lowest member — compare alkyne

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First Known Use of acetylene series

1861, in the meaning defined above

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“Acetylene series.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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