Ketone



[kee-tohn] /ˈki toʊn/

noun, Chemistry.
1.
any of a class of organic compounds containing a carbonyl group, CO, attached to two alkyl groups, as CH 3 COCH 3 or CH 3 COC 2 H 5 .
adjective
2.
containing the .
/ˈkiːtəʊn/
noun
1.
any of a class of compounds with the general formula R′COR, where R and R′ are alkyl or aryl groups See also acetone
n.

chemical group, 1851, from German keton, coined in 1848 by German chemist Leopold Gmelin (1788-1853) from German Aketon, from French acétone (see acetone). Its comb. form is keto-.

ketone ke·tone (kē’tōn’)
n.
Any of a class of organic compounds having a carbonyl group linked to a carbon atom in each of two hydrocarbon radicals.
ketone
(kē’tōn’)
Any of a class of organic compounds having the general formula RCOR’, where R and R’ are hydrocarbon radicals that are both attached to the carbon atom of the carbonyl (CO) group. Acetone is a ketone.

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