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  • v. unite with carbon


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  • By increasing the supply of acetylene in proportion to that of the oxygen, the tip of the inner zone becomes strongly luminous, and the flame then tends to carburise iron; when the gases are so adjusted that this tip just disappears, the flame is at its best for heating iron and steel.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use


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