[kee-teen] /ˈki tin/

noun, Chemistry.
a colorless, poisonous gas, C 2 H 2 O, irritating to the lungs, prepared from acetone or acetic acid by pyrolysis: used chiefly in the manufacture of certain commercial chemicals, as acetic anhydride and aspirin.
/ˈkiːtiːn; ˈkɛt-/
a colourless irritating toxic gas used as an acetylating agent in organic synthesis. Formula: CH2:CO Also called ethonone


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