Glossary

Acetone

CH3COCH3 - obtained by distilling acetate salts or from coal tar. Pure acetone is a light, volatile, inflammable liquid with a pleasant, aromatic smell. Can be mixed with water, alcohol and ether. Flashpoint at 46°C. Spec. weight 0.79. Used as a solvent for many resins and fats and for dissolving old lacquers. Belongs to the ketone group

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