One of the main applications of Calcium Carbide is the production of acetylene gas.
CaC2(s) + 2H2O(l) -> C2H2(g) + Ca(OH)2(s)
Besides its use as a major chemical building block, acetylene is the hottest burning standard welding gas and consumes the least amount of oxygen for complete combustion.
C2H2(g) + 2,5O2(g) -> 2CO2(g) + H2O(g)
The combustion produces a flame temperature of over 3300°C and releases 11.8 kJ/g.
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