Noun Acetone Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acetone

Pronunciation:

/ˈasɪtəʊn/

Definition:
1.

noun

A colourless volatile liquid ketone made by oxidizing isopropanol, used as an organic solvent and synthetic reagent.
  1. 'Store flammable liquids such as gasoline, acetone, benzene, and lacquer thinner in approved safety cans, away from the home.'
  2. 'Shop dirt, oil and grease can be removed by either vapor degreasing or swabbing with acetone or another nontoxic solvent.'
  3. 'The literature cites the use of ether, chloroform, acetone and mineral oil as possible options.'
  4. 'Finally, the drugs are recovered by using industrial solvents, such as acetone, ether, or chloroform.'
  5. 'Solvents permitted in the UK for extraction include acetone, hexane, ethyl acetate, ethyl alcohol, and carbon dioxide.'
  6. 'Some patients can benefit from other techniques, including topical capsaicin and topical application of aspirin suspended in a volatile substance such as acetone.'
  7. 'An alternate method to remove lacquer is to rub with a cloth saturated with acetone or alcohol.'
  8. 'Flasks and bottles full of nitrates and sulphides and chlorates and acetone, labelled in English and Arabic, lay on dirty tables.'
  9. 'These may contain solvents such as toluene, isopropryl alcohol, ethyl and butyl acetates, acetone and other ketones.'
  10. 'The masterminds of the bootleg scam evaded excise duty by substituting potable alcohol with industrial solvents such as acetone.'
((n.) 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.)


noun, Chemistry.

1. a colorless, volatile, water-soluble, flammable liquid, C 3 H 6 O, usually derived by oxidation of isopropyl alcohol or by bacterial fermentation of carbohydrates: used chiefly in paints and varnishes, as a general solvent, and in organic synthesis.


Examples:

"acetones can be from washbottles."
"acetones can be from starches."
"acetones can be for customers."
"acetones can be by fermentations."
"acetones can be away from rests."

Origin:
Mid 19th century: from acetic acid + -one.

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