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Which of the following is the common name of ethyne?


  1. acetylene

  2. olefins

  3. paraffins

  4. None of these


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The correct option is A

acetylene


The common name of ethyne is acetylene. It is the first member of the alkyne series. Ethyne being an unsaturated hydrocarbon, is not found in the free state. Traces of ethyne are present in coal gas and in gases obtained by the decomposition of certain organic compounds. 

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