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Chemical database: Methyl ethyl ketone

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Chemical formula C4H8O
Molar mass 72.11 g mol -1
Density 0.80 g cm -3
Melting point - 86.0 °C
Boiling point 79.6 °C
Solubility 29.0 g in 100 mL H2O (20 °C)
CAS number 78-93-3
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Methyl ethyl ketone or 2-butanone is a liquid organic compound (at standard conditions). It has a a very intensive and characteristic smell. It is soluble in water. Most of the produced methyl ethyl ketone is used in the production of paint. It is also used as a solvent, in the production of artificial rubber, in the production of various plastic materials, in the textile industry, in the production of adhesives, in cleaning products, for the production of methyl ethyl ketone peroxide, etc.

Methyl ethyl ketone can be found in products that are used for removing nail polish. Although these products are mostly based on acetone, there are also certain products that are based on methyl ethyl ketone. However, one should keep in mind that products that contain perfumes and other substances, aren't of much use. Methyl ethyl ketone can also be found in shops that sell paint, varnishes and solvents. It can probably also be ordered from chemical selling companies.


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