Acetone - C3H6O
Acetone is a colourless, water-soluble and very flammable fluid with a smell similar to ether. It is industrial produced through gas phase oxidation of propane. Acetone has the chemical formula C3H6O and the structural formula (CH3)2CO.
It is for example used as a solvent in different plastics and lacquer.
Acetone is irritating for eyes and mucous membrane and has a drying effect if it gets in contact with skin.
Molecular weight 58.08 g/mol
Gaseous phase Gas density (at 25 °C): 0.7845 g/cm3
Solid phase Melting point: -94.07 °C
Liquid phase Boiling point: 56.05 °C