alkyne series

the homologous series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons containing one triple bond and having the general formula, CnH2n+2, as acetylene. Also called acetylene series.

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  • alkyne series — Chem. the homologous series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons containing one triple bond and having the general formula, CnH2n+2, as acetylene. Also called acetylene series …   Useful english dictionary

  • alkyne — /al kuyn/, n. Chem. any member of the alkyne series. Also, alkine. [1880 85; ALK(YL) + INE2, altered to yne] * * * …   Universalium

  • alkyne — or alkine [al′kīn΄] n. [ ALKY(L) + (I)NE] any of a series of unsaturated open chain hydrocarbons containing a triple bond and having the general formula CnH2n 2: these compounds are sometimes said to be in the acetylene series …   English World dictionary

  • Alkyne — Alkynes are hydrocarbons that have at least one triple bond between two carbon atoms, with the formula CnH2n 2. The alkynes are traditionally known as acetylenes or the acetylene series, although the name acetylene is also used to refer… …   Wikipedia

  • alkyne — n. Chem. any of a series of unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbons containing a triple bond and having the general formula CnH2n 2, including acetylene. Etymology: ALKYL + YNE * * * alkyne see alkine 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • alkyne — noun Etymology: alkyl + yne, alteration of ine Date: circa 1909 any of a series of open chain hydrocarbons CnH2n 2 (as acetylene) having one triple bond …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alkyne — al·kyne (alґkīn) an unsaturated hydrocarbon containing a triple bond between two carbon atoms; the alkynes are members of the acetylene series …   Medical dictionary

  • alkyne — [ alkʌɪn] noun Chemistry any of the series of unsaturated hydrocarbons containing a triple bond, including acetylene. Origin early 20th cent.: from alkyl + yne …   English new terms dictionary

  • alkyne — al•kyne [[t]ˈæl kaɪn[/t]] n. chem. any member of the homologous series of unsaturated, aliphatic hydrocarbons having at least one triple bond and the general formula CnH2n−2, as acetylene • Etymology: 1880–85; alk ( yl) + ine II …   From formal English to slang

  • alkyne — /ˈælkaɪn/ (say alkuyn) noun any member of the acetylene series, with the general formula CnH2n 2. Also, alkine …   Australian English dictionary

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