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ACETYLENE (C2H2)

Acetylene is not an air gas, but rather a synthetic gas which is generally produced from the reaction of calcium carbide with water. A gaseous hydrocarbon, it is colorless, has a strong garlic-like odor, is unstable, highly combustible, and produced a very hot flame (over 3000°C or 5400°F) when combined with oxygen.

Acetylene is mostly used in the welding industry as a cost effective and versatile fuel gas for applications such as welding, brazing, cutting, straightening or any other localized heating process.

 

PROPERTIES AND CHARACTERISTICS
Chemical and Common Nam: e C2H2 (gas), Acetylene Gas
ICC Classification: Flammable compressed gas
Chemical Family/Class: not applicable
Boiling Point (at 10 psig): -75.0 deg C/ -103 deg F
Melting Point (at 10 psig): -82.2 deg C/ -116 de
Specific Gravity (H2O=1): 1.14 @ boiling point
Vapour Density (AIR=1): 0.906 @ 32 deg F
Molecular Weight: 26.04
Solubility in Water: 1.1 v/v @ 60 deg F
Nature/ Appearance: colorless, garlic-like distinctive odor

DOWNLOADS - Material Safety Data Sheet Acetylene, Dissolved (PDF)

 

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