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Empirical formula: C2H2
a: 6.140 Å
b: 6.140 Å
c: 6.140 Å
α (alpha): 90.00 °
β (beta): 90.00 °
γ (gamma): 90.00 °
Volume: 231.48 Å3
Space group: Pa3
Calculated density: 0.187 g/cm3
Z: 1
Formula weight: 26.038 g/mole
Summary: Obtained courtesy of the Cambridge Structural Database
Common name: Acetylene
Keyword: coal
Keyword: anesthetic
Keyword: hardening of steel
Short description: Acetylene is an odorless and colorless gas with a garlic-like odor.
CSD refcode: ACETYL
Layman's explanation: Acetylene is an odorless and colorless gas that was discovered in England by E. Davy. This gas can be made from limestone and coal or from other petrochemical processes. The combustion of acetylene and pure oxygen produces the hottest flame temperature possible of 3300oC. As a result, it is an important fuel for welding and cutting metals. In addition, this chemical can be used as an anesthetic, however overexposure is hazardous. Nowadays acetylene is used for carburization (i.e. hardening) of steel. Research in the last ten years came to the conclusion, that acetylene is the best hydrocarbon available for this purpose.
Citation of a publication: I.T. Sugawara, E. Kanda; Sci.Rep.Res.Inst. Tohoku Univ., Series A.(1952),607.
Lab name: Common molecules
Sample provider: Contributed by Indiana University
Status: Complete, visible to public
Repository Files:
50519.cif 50519.crt 50519.gif 50519.GIF 50519.ort
50519.pdb 50519.xtel

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