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Ethyne (acetylene) (C₂H₂)

Ethyne (acetylene) (C₂H₂)

The first member of the homologous series of alkyne hydrocarbons.

Chemistry

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Benzene (C₆H₆)

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Polymerised ethylene is known as polyethylene, a type of plastic.

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