Acetylene (C2H2) is a colorless gas with garlic-like odor, highly flammable. Because it is flammable, we recommend a safe chemical storage building that meets specific regulations for storing Acetylene. Please review our fire rated products: SUPERLoc, FIRELoc, Fire-rated

Acetylene Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Extremely flammable, explosive and very unstable. Acetylene burns at a fast rate and forms explosive compounds with other chemicals.
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances, such as oxidizers. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant flammables storage buildings.
  • Compatible Details: Zinc; oxygen & other oxidizing agents such as halogens
  • Description: Acetylene is the chemical compound with the formula C2H2. It is a hydrocarbon and the simplest alkyne. This colorless gas is widely used as a fuel and a chemical building block. It is unstable in pure form and thus is usually handled as a solution.
  • Classification: CLASS 2.1
  • Brand Name: n/a

Acetylene Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
C2H2 1.10 g/cm³ -119.°F (-8°C) Acetylene 26.04 g/mol acetone, benzene, chloroform, ether & slightly soluble -113.°F (-80.°C)

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