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Acetonitrile

Acetonitrile (also known as ACN) is a kind of chemical compound with formula CH3CN. It is a clear liquid and is the simplest molecule in a group called nitriles. Acetonitrile is made when plastics are being made so is quite cheap. Chemists use it as a solvent for chemical reactions and in cromatography.

Acetonitrile is flammable and can hurt our eyes.

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