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carbyne (plural carbynes)

  1. the trivalent radical R-C⋮ or any of its hydrocarbyl derivatives
  2. the linear carbon allotrope; composed of alternating (1) triple and single bonds [ ...–C≡C–C≡C–... ] or (2) double bonds [ ...=C=C=C=... ]
  3. linear acetylenic carbon, a form of the linear carbon allotrope consisting of the form with alternating single and triple bonded carbons [ ...–C≡C–C≡C–... ]

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