A gaseous compound of carbon and hydrogen, in the proportion of two atoms of the former to two of the latter. It is a colorless gas, with a peculiar, unpleasant odor, and is produced for use as an illuminating gas in a number of ways, but chiefly by the action of water on calcium carbide. Its light is very brilliant.
A gas often used with air or oxygen for welding, brazing, or soldering applications
a colorless flammable gas used chiefly in welding and in organic synthesis
A flammable gas C2H2, created by water reacting with Calcium Carbide and burnt to produce light.