Acetylene gas (C2H2) is a synthesized gas generally produced from the reaction of calcium carbide with water. A gaseous hydrocarbon, it’s colorless, has a strong garlic odor, is unstable, highly combustible, and produces a very hot flame (over 3000°C or 5400°F) when combined with oxygen.
In fact, it has one of the hottest flame temperatures of any commercially available fuel gas (up to 5720°F), which is why acetylene gas makes an excellent choice for welding, brazing, and cutting steel alloys.
In scientific applications, acetylene gas is used as an instrumentation gas and a fuel gas. It's the most important of all starting materials for organic synthesis. It also combines readily with a wide range of elements and compounds, making it perfect for the manufacture of various industrial and consumer products.
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- Atomic absorption (AA)
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