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What is Acetone

Also known as Propanone, Acetone is a highly flammable liquid and simplest of all Ketones. It is colorless and has a formula (CH3)2CO. It is produced in large quantities all over the world. As a common household item it is mainly used for cleaning purposes. It can also be call as paint thinner and nail polish remover. There are many natural processes by which Acetone is produced in the human body. Some of them are as follows:

  • Metabolic processes
  • Diabetics
  • Pregnancy

Epilepsy is a disease that is cured with the use of Acetone. It is taken in form of Ketogenic diets to remove all the issues regarding epilepsy. Specifically infants that are suffering such attacks are cured successfully. Acetone has multiple industrial uses as well and therefore it is one of the most important compounds used. Some important usages are as follows:

  • It is used as a solvent for plastic and synthetic fibers. Polyester is made thin and the tools used in the process are also cleaned with Acetone.
  • Many drugs of the pharmaceutical industry are also made u of Acetone i.e. it is used as an ingredient in this regard.
  • Flammable compounds which cannot be pressurized safely under normal circumstances are also transported using acetone. Acetylene is a common example in this regard and is first dissolved in acetone to transport is securely.
  • It is commonly used in defatting process. As the name suggests it is a process which removes fat from the body through chemical peeling.

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