{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Introduction - solvents and 12 for other uses Some products...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
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
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

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...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}