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acetone

Syllabification: ac·e·tone
Pronunciation: /ˈasəˌtōn
 
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Definition of acetone in English:

noun

Chemistry
A colorless volatile liquid ketone made by oxidizing isopropanol, used as an organic solvent and synthetic reagent.
Example sentences
  • Solvents permitted in the UK for extraction include acetone, hexane, ethyl acetate, ethyl alcohol, and carbon dioxide.
  • Ketones are extensively used as solvents, with acetone being the most well known example.
  • These may contain solvents such as toluene, isopropryl alcohol, ethyl and butyl acetates, acetone and other ketones.

Origin

mid 19th century: from acetic + -one.

Words that rhyme with acetone

baritonedulcitone

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