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3-Pentanone
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Other names Diethyl ketone, diethylketone, 3-pentanone, dimethyl acetone, propione, metacetone, methacetone, ethyl ketone
Identifiers
Abbreviations DEK
CAS number 96-22-0
ChEBI CHEBI:87755
SMILES O=C(CC)CC
Properties
Molecular formula C5H10O
Molar mass 86.13 g mol-1
Appearance Colorless liquid
Odor Acetone-like
Density 0.81 g/cm3 at 20 °C
Melting point

-39 °C, 234 K, -38 °F

Boiling point

102 °C, 375 K, 216 °F

Solubility in water 35 g/L
Vapor pressure 35 mmHg
-58.14·10−6 cm3/mol
Hazards
Explosive limits 1.6%-6.4%
U.S. Permissible
exposure limit (PEL)
none
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

3-Pentanone, also called diethyl ketone, is an organic compound. It is a ketone with five carbon atoms. It smells like acetone and is soluble in water. It is used as a solvent in paint and is used to make vitamin E.

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