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What is "Acetone" - Definition & Explanation

A ketone solvent. A highly volatile, aromatic, flammable and moderately toxic selective solvent. Ingredient in nail polish remover, some paint strippers, and most lacquer thinners. Miscible in water. Can be used to clean some fabrics but may melt others (Acetates) and most plastics. CAS Number: 67-64-1. Chemical formula = C3H6O.

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