What does ketone mean?

Definitions for ketoneˈki toʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ketone(noun)

    any of a class of organic compounds having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals


  1. ketone(Noun)

    A homologous series of organic molecules whose functional group is an oxygen atom joined to a carbon atomu2014by a double bondu2014in a carbon-hydrogen based molecule.

  2. Origin: From keton, from Aketon, from acétone. See acetone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ketone(noun)

    one of a large class of organic substances resembling the aldehydes, obtained by the distillation of certain salts of organic acids and consisting of carbonyl (CO) united with two hydrocarbon radicals. In general the ketones are colorless volatile liquids having a pungent ethereal odor

  2. Origin: [Cf. Acetone.]


  1. Ketone

    In chemistry, a ketone is an organic compound with the structure RCR', where R and R' can be a variety of carbon-containing substituents. Ketones feature a carbonyl group bonded to two other carbon atoms. Many ketones are known and many are of great importance in industry and in biology. Examples include many sugars and the industrial solvent acetone.

Editors Contribution

  1. ketone

    Is an organic compound that contains a carbonyl group.

    Ketones are classified on the basis of their substituents. One broad classification subdivides ketones into symmetrical and asymmetrical derivatives, depending on the equivalency of the two organic substituents attached to the carbonyl center.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ketone in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ketone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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