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Acetylene: Formula & Structure

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Acetylene was first discovered by the scientist, Edmund Davy, while he was working with which chemical compound?

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1. Which of the following smells best describes the odor of acetylene?

2. What is the correct molecular formula of acetylene?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will review your knowledge of acetylene. Assessment items will cover the characteristics and components of acetylene.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will focus on:

  • What acetylene is used as fuel gas for
  • The number of sigma bonds in acetylene's triple bond
  • Molecular formula of acetylene

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most accurate information from the lesson on acetylene
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how acetylene smells
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a questions regarding which chemical compound the scientist Edmund Davy was working with when he discovered acetylene

Additional Learning

Learn about the structure of acetylene by reviewing the lesson Acetylene: Formula & Structure. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand what an unsaturated hydrocarbon is
  • Differentiate a sigma bond and a pi bond
  • Know historical uses of acetylene
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