Carbyne (disambiguation)

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The word carbyne may mean

  • A carbyne R-C, a class of free radicals with three dangling bonds on a carbon atom;
  • The methylidyne radical CH, the parent member and namesake of the carbyne family;
  • Linear acetylenic carbon (C≡C−)n, a form of carbon with chains of alternating single and triple bounds.
  • A polyyne, a molecule with such a chain in its molecular structure.