Alkynes are unsaturated hydrocarbons, organic compounds made of entirely hydrogen and carbon, that contain at least one carbon-carbon triple bond. The general chemical formula is C(n)H(2n-2), where n indicates the number of carbon atoms. For example, when n = 2 the chemical formula is C2H2, which is the simplest alkyne, called ethyne (also known as acetylene).
This kit includes the following alkynes: ethyne, propyne, butyne, pentyne, hexyne, heptyne, octyne, nonyne and decyne scaled to 40 million X. The colors assigned to each element follow the color scheme used by many popular molecular visualizers: hydrogen (H) is white and carbon (C) is gray.
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