pentanone

noun
pen·​ta·​none | \ ˈpentəˌnōn \
plural -s

Definition of pentanone

: either of two isomeric flammable liquid ketones derived from normal pentane:
a : the unsymmetrical compound CH3CH2CH2COCH3

called also methyl propyl ketone, 2-pentanone

b : the symmetrical compound (C2H5)2CO obtainable from propionic acid

called also diethyl ketone, 3-pentanone, propione

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History and Etymology for pentanone

pentane + -one

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“Pentanone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pentanone. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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