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Subject - Organic Chemistry

Alkynes are hydrocarbons containing at least one carbon-carbon triple bond. In contrast to alkanes and alkenes, this triple bond is more reactive and undergoes reactions specific to alkynes. The simplest alkyne is ethyne (acetylene).

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