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  • noun Plural form of acetylide.


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  • On the other hand, Berthelot, from his synthetic production of hydrocarbons, believes that the interior of the globe contains alkaline metals in the _free_ state, which yield acetylides in the presence of carbonic anhydride, which are decomposed into acetylene by aqueous vapor.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 443, June 28, 1884


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