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ˈæs ɪˌtoʊnace·tone

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. acetone, propanone, dimethyl ketonenoun

    the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics

GCIDE

  1. acetonenoun

    A volatile liquid (CH3.CO.CH3); pyroacetic spirit; methyl ketone; -- obtained by fermentation, the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime. It is commonly used as a solvent.

Wiktionary

  1. acetonenoun

    A colourless, volatile, flammable liquid ketone, (CH)CO, used as a solvent.

  2. Etymology: See acetic. Compare ketone.

Wikipedia

  1. Acetone

    Acetone (2-propanone or dimethyl ketone), is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO. It is the simplest and smallest ketone (>C=O). It is a colorless, highly volatile and flammable liquid with a characteristic pungent odor. Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an important organic solvent in its own right, in industry, home, and laboratory. About 6.7 million tonnes were produced worldwide in 2010, mainly for use as a solvent and production of methyl methacrylate (and from that PMMA) as well as bisphenol A. It is a common building block in organic chemistry. Familiar household uses of acetone are as the active ingredient in nail polish remover and as paint thinner. It has volatile organic compound (VOC) exempt status in the United States.Acetone is produced and disposed of in the human body through normal metabolic processes. It is normally present in blood and urine. People with diabetic ketoacidosis produce it in larger amounts. Ketogenic diets that increase ketone bodies (acetone, β-hydroxybutyric acid and acetoacetic acid) in the blood are used to counter epileptic attacks in infants and children who suffer from refractory epilepsy.

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  1. acetone

    Acetone is a colorless, volatile, flammable liquid substance that is extensively used as an organic solvent and in chemical synthesis processes. It is the simplest and smallest form of ketone, often found in various products such as nail polish remover, adhesives, and paint thinners. Its chemical formula is (CH3)2CO.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Acetonenoun

    a volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, -- obtained by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime

  2. Etymology: [See Acetic.]

Wikidata

  1. Acetone

    Acetone (systematically named propanone) is the organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO. It is a colorless, mobile, flammable liquid, and is the simplest ketone. Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an important solvent in its own right, typically for cleaning purposes in the laboratory. About 6.7 million tonnes were produced worldwide in 2010, mainly for use as a solvent and production of methyl methacrylate and bisphenol A. It is a common building block in organic chemistry. Familiar household uses of acetone are as the active ingredient in nail polish remover and as paint thinner. Acetone is produced and disposed of in the human body through normal metabolic processes. It is normally present in blood and urine. People with diabetes produce it in larger amounts. Reproductive toxicity tests show that it has low potential to cause reproductive problems. Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children have higher levels of acetone. Ketogenic diets that increase acetone in the body are used to reduce epileptic attacks in infants and children who suffer from recalcitrant refractory epilepsy.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Acetone

    a highly inflammable liquid obtained generally by the dry distillation of acetates.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Acetone

    A colorless liquid used as a solvent and an antiseptic. It is one of the ketone bodies produced during ketoacidosis.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of acetone in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of acetone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of acetone in a Sentence

  1. Peter Newport:

    If you go into any pharmacy in Brussels, you can buy 50 ml of acetone. If you go into a hundred pharmacies, you can get that much more, there are so many valid uses by the public of these substances.

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