Acetone Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Acetone Properties


Acetone 3D Structure-Molecule 3D Struture
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Acetone Structure-Molecule Struture
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Acetone is the simplest example of the ketones. It is mainly used for production of methyl methacrylate and bisphenol A. Familiar household uses of acetone are as the active ingredient in nail polish remover and as paint thinner. It is a common building block in organic chemistry. It is a good solvent for most plastics and synthetic fibers including those used in laboratory bottles made of polystyrene, polycarbonate and some types of polypropylene. It is used as a volatile component of some paints and varnishes. Acetone is used in a variety of general medical and cosmetic applications and is also listed as a component in food additives and food packaging. In the laboratory, acetone is used as a polar aprotic solvent in a variety of organic reactions.

Chemical Properties

AR Assay 99.5%
Acidity 24.2
Appearance Colorless liquid
Boiling Point 56.53 °C
CAS Number 67-64-1
ChEBI 15347
Density 0.7925 g/cm3
Dipole Moment 2.91 D
EINECS Number 200-662-2
EL Assay 99.8%
HPLC Assay 99.8%
HS Code 291411000
IUPAC Name Propanone
LR Assay 99%
Melting Point -94.9 °C
Molar Mass 58.08 g/mol
Molecular Formula C3H6O
Molecular Shape Trigonal planar
NFPA 704 H-1,F-3,R-0,C-NA
RTECS Number AL31500000
Refractive 1.35900
Related Solvents Water;Ethanol;Isopropanol;Toluene
SPECTRO Assay 99.8%
Synonyms Propan-2-one;Dimethylformaldehyde;Dimethyl Ketone;β-Ketopropane;2-Propanone;DMK
TG Assay 98-100%
Viscosity 0.3075 cP uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X