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calcium carbide

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A grayish-black crystalline compound, CaC2, obtained by heating pulverized limestone or quicklime with carbon and used to generate acetylene gas, as a dehydrating agent, and in the manufacture of graphite and hydrogen.

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  • n. A black, solid, of formula CaC2, manufactured from lime and carbon at high temperatures; reacts with water to form acetylene.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a grey salt of calcium (CaC) used in making acetylene

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