Definition of acetone :
A volatile liquid consisting of three parts of carbon, six of hydrogen, and one of oxygen; pyroacetic spirit, - obtained by the distillation of certain acetates, or by the destructive distillation of citric acid, starch, sugar, or gum, with quicklime.
dimethyl ketone, propanone
chemical (part of speech: noun)
peroxide, chromate, bisulfate, iodide, hydrate, hydride, ether, bisulfide, bromide, salt, fluoride, nitrate, citrate, borate, nitride, sulfide, borax, silicate, tetroxide, lactate, cyanide, ketone, bicarbonate, phosphate, carbon dioxide, carbide, chlorate, oxide, ethyl, benzoate, formaldehyde, methyl, monoxide, hydroxide, hydrocarbon, dioxide, disulfide, disulfate, acetate, chloride, alcohol, carbonate, fulminate, sulfate, ammonia, chemical
- No recovery of acetone is made. - "Organic-Syntheses", Conant, James Bryant.
- Funk for example has shown that if the phosphotungstic precipitate is treated with acetone it is possible to separate it into an acetone soluble and an acetone- insoluble fraction and that the curative fraction is in the latter. - "The Vitamine Manual", Walter H. Eddy.
- England turned to the United States for quantities of this explosive and also for the acetone, but America did not produce anywhere near enough, and England wanted this country to make something like 20, 000, 000 pounds of the explosive. - "Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights", Kelly Miller.