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- systematic chemical name for acetylene
- ‘Acetylene or ethyne is also used to make vinyl chloride and vinyl acetate, both of which are converted to polymers.’
- ‘Furthermore, the composition of Titan's atmosphere is complex: it is made up primarily of nitrogen, but a variety of hydrocarbons, such as methane, ethane, ethyne, and propane, are also present.’
- ‘At standard temperature and pressure, ethyne is a colorless gas with a pleasant smell.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.