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  • n. The systematic name of the simplest ketone with formula C3H6O, usually called acetone.

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  • n. the simplest ketone; a highly inflammable liquid widely used as an organic solvent and as material for making plastics

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  • Oxidative properties of nitrous oxide were shown on a glowing wooden stick, burning sulphur, ethanol and propanone applied on cotton, and steel wool.

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  • Cyclohexanone methyl ethanoate (acetate) propanone

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  • If a higher priority group is present (such as an aldehyde, ketone or carboxylic acid), then it is necessary to use the prefix \ "hydroxy\", [3] for example: 1-hydroxy-2 - propanone (CH3COCH2OH).

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