acetylene series


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acetylene series:

see alkynealkyne
, any of a group of aliphatic hydrocarbons whose molecules contain one or more carbon-carbon triple bonds (see chemical bond). Alkynes with one triple bond have the general formula CnH2n−2.
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acetylene series

[ə′sed·əl‚ēn ′sir·ēz]
(organic chemistry)
A series of unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons, each containing at least one triple bond and having the general formula Cn H2 n-2.
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