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Ethylene & Acetylene

  1. Jan 20, 2006 #1
    We know that ethylene ([tex]C_2H_4[/tex]) can help ripen (climacteric) fruit,
    and that
    acetylene ([tex]C_2H_2[/tex]) can fuel a nice torch.
    *What if acetylene is used to ripen fruit?? :redface:
    -Can it do so? Nicely?
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2006
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 22, 2006 #2
    Well the fruit would be rather flammable. I don't know if it will ripen, theough. Why don't you try it?
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