Acetone is an Organic compound which is classified under the category of ketones. Chemical Names: Acetone; 2-propanone; Propanone Molecular Formula:C3H6O or CH3-CO-CH3 or CH3COCH3 Molecular Mass: 58.08 g/mol Structure:
As we can see that acetone is the simplest form of ketone comprising of 3 carbon atoms, six hydrogen atoms and carbonyl group which defines its physical and chemical properties.
It has a density of 784 kg/m3,, a very low melting and boiling point of -950C and 560C respectively.
Acetone is miscible with water and is used for cleaning purposes in laboratories. At room temperature it is a colourless, volatile, flammable liquid and is widely used as an organic solvent in many chemical reactions.
Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an important solvent in its own right, typically for cleaning purposes in laboratories. It may also be used to in household products, including cosmetics and personal care products, where its most frequent application would be in the formulation of nail polish removers. Acetone occurs naturally in the human body as a byproduct of metabolism.