butyne

noun bu·tyne \ ˈbyüˌtīn \

Definition of butyne

plural -s
: either of two isomeric hydrocarbons C4H6 of the acetylene series:
a : an easily condensable gas CH≡CCH2CH3 called also 1-butyne, ethylacetylene
b : a volatile liquid CH3C≡CCH3 of strong odor called also 2-butyne, dimethylacetylene

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Origin and Etymology of butyne

International Scientific Vocabulary but- + -yne, -ine


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