benzyne

noun ben·zyne \ˈben-ˌzīn\

Definition of benzyne

plural

-s

  1. :  an unsaturated cyclic hydrocarbon C6H4 derived from and structurally similar to benzene but having one of the double bonds of benzene replaced by a triple bond

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Origin and Etymology of benzyne

benzene + -yne


First Known Use: 1936


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