A division of California Tool & Welding Supply.

What is Acetylene?

Acetylene (ethyne) is the chemical compound with the formula C2H2. Acetylene (C2H2) is a colorless, highly flammable gas with a garlic-like odor. It is a hydrocarbon and the simplest alkyne. Acetylene is widely used as a fuel and a chemical building block. It is unstable in its pure form and thus is usually handled as a solution.


Uses for Acetylene

We offer compressed acetylene in various grades specific to different applications such as:

  • A fuel gas (mixed with oxygen) for welding, cutting, brazing and soldering
  • An essential gas for Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry in laboratories