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butanone

[ byoot-n-ohn ]

noun

, Chemistry.


butanone

/ ˈbjuːtəˌnəʊn /

noun

  1. a colourless soluble flammable liquid used mainly as a solvent for resins, as a paint remover, and in lacquers, cements, and adhesives. Formula: CH 3 COC 2 H 5 Also calledmethyl ethyl ketone


butanone

/ byo̅o̅tə-nōn′ /

  1. A colorless, flammable compound used as a solvent and in cleaning fluids and celluloid. Butanone is a ketone. Also called methyl ethyl ketone. Chemical formula: C 4 H 8 O.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of butanone1

First recorded in 1900–05; butane + -one

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Word History and Origins

Origin of butanone1

C20: from butan ( e ) + -one

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