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How is acetylene produced?

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The production of acetylene.

Explanation

Acetylene is most widely used in welding with mixture of oxygen. Acetylene (C2H2) is produced by mixing calcium carbide

(CaC2) and water (H2O). This solution of calcium carbide and water is stirred constantly inside the chamber. After this, the water is spread to cool it down. The crushed calcium carbide is dropped into a large tank of water.

The chemical reaction of acetylene is as follows:

  CaC2+2H2OC2H2+Ca(OH)2

In this proces

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