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Introduction - solvents, and 12% for other uses. Some...

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Introduction Acetone is a clear, colorless, volatile liquid. It has a molecular formula of (CH 3 )COCH 3 . Acetone’s proper name is propan-2-one and is apart of the ketone family. Acetone is a three carbon chain molecule with a double bond to an oxygen molecule on the second carbon. On the first and third carbon there are three hydrogen molecules attached to each. Acetone is an extremely flammable liquid and vapor. The vapors can cause flash fires. It also is harmful is swallowed or inhaled which causes irritation to skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. Acetone affects the central nervous system as well. Overall acetone has a low health risk. Acetones uses include roughly 75% to make other chemicals, 13% for
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Unformatted text preview: solvents, and 12% for other uses. Some products acetone is used in are lacquers, cellulose acetate films, photographic films, coatings, inks, resin thinners, general purpose cements, paint, nail polish removers, and cosmetic products. The purpose of this research is to confirm an unknown liquid to be acetone. Also, the purpose of this research is to familiarize us with the process of being a chemist in a workplace using similar practices, methods, and procedures. 1 A picture of the structure of acetone. (White molecules are hydrogen, green are carbon, and red molecules are oxygen) 2...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2009 for the course CHE 1012 taught by Professor N/a during the Fall '07 term at WPI.

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