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Acetone

Description

Acetone is a manufactured chemical that is also found naturally in the environment. It is a colorless liquid with a distinct smell and taste. It evaporates easily, is flammable, and dissolves in water. It is also called dimethyl ketone, 2-propanone, and beta-ketopropane. Acetone is used to make plastic, fibers, drugs, and other chemicals. It is also used to dissolve other substances. It occurs naturally in plants, trees, volcanic gases, forest fires, and as a product of the breakdown of body fat. It is present in vehicle exhaust, tobacco smoke, and landfill sites. Industrial processes contribute more acetone to the environment than natural processes.

General

Properties

Chemical properties

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%
%

Electrical properties

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kV/mm
%
V
Ohm.mm²/m

Manufacturing Properties

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Mechanical properties

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MPa
MPa
MPa
790 792 kg/m³ Idemat 2003
%
MPa
J/cm
MPa
MPa
MPa
MPa
MPa

Optical properties

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Thermal properties

Minimum value Maximum value Unit Sources
°C
-95 -95 °C Idemat 2003
-95 56 °C Idemat 2003
2200 2200 J/kg.K Idemat 2003
0.16 0.16 W/m.K Idemat 2003
e-6/K

Environment

mPt
Pt
mELU
MJ/MJ
MJ
kg
kg

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