1. Acetylene is used as the basic material for making many other organic compounds such as acetic acid, acetaldehyde, acrylic acid, etc.
2. For illumination as in hawker’s lamps.
3. For producing oxy-acetylene flame used in cutting and welding of iron.
4. For the artificial ripening of fruits.
5. For the preparation of many organic solvents such as western and westrosol.