calcium carbide

calcium carbide
noun Date: circa 1888 a usually dark gray crystalline compound CaC2 used especially for the generation of acetylene and for making calcium cyanamide

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  • calcium carbide — n. a dark gray, crystalline compound, CaC2, used to produce acetylene and calcium cyanamide …   English World dictionary

  • Calcium carbide — Chembox new Name = Calcium carbide ImageFile = Carbid.jpg ImageSize = 200px ImageName = Calcium Carbide IUPACName = Calcium Carbide OtherNames = Section1 = Chembox Identifiers CASNo = 75 20 7 Section2 = Chembox Properties Formula = CaC2 MolarMass …   Wikipedia

  • calcium carbide — kalcio karbidas statusas T sritis chemija formulė CaC₂ atitikmenys: angl. calcium carbide; calcium diacarbide rus. кальция карбид ryšiai: sinonimas – kalcio dikarbidas …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • calcium carbide — noun a grey salt of calcium (CaC) used in making acetylene • Hypernyms: ↑binary compound, ↑carbide …   Useful english dictionary

  • calcium carbide — a grayish black, lumpy, crystalline powder, CaC2, usually derived from coke or anthracite by reaction with limestone or quicklime: used chiefly for the generation of acetylene, which it yields upon decomposing in water. Also called carbide. [1885 …   Universalium

  • calcium carbide — /kælsiəm ˈkabaɪd/ (say kalseeuhm kahbuyd) noun a crystalline compound of calcium and carbon, CaC2, which reacts with water to form acetylene …   Australian English dictionary

  • calcium carbide — noun A black, solid, of formula CaC, manufactured from lime and carbon at high temperatures; reacts with water to form acetylene …   Wiktionary

  • calcium carbide — n. compound used in the production of acetylene …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calcium carbide — cal′cium car′bide n. chem. a grayish black powder, CaC2, used chiefly to generate acetylene by decomposing it in water • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • carbide, calcium carbide —    A compound (CaC2) of grayish color that reacts with water to produce acetylene gas and calcium hydroxide [Ca(OH)2] [13].    Commonly used by cavers and miners earlier in this century as a means of providing light in caves or mines. Some cavers …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

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