Ketone meaning

kētōn
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Any of a class of organic compounds, such as acetone, characterized by having a carbonyl group in which the carbon atom is bonded to two other hydrocarbon groups and having the general formula R(CO)R&stress;, where R may be the same as R&stress;.
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An organic chemical compound containing the carbonyl group, CO, in combination with two hydrocarbon radicals.
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Any of a class of organic compounds, such as acetone, characterized by having a carbonyl group in which the carbon atom is bonded to two other hydrocarbon groups and having the general formula R(CO)R′, where R may be the same as R′.
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Any of a class of organic compounds having the general formula RCOR&STRESS;, where R and R&STRESS; are hydrocarbon radicals that are both attached to the carbon atom of the carbonyl (CO) group. Acetone is a ketone.
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(organic chemistry) A homologous series of organic molecules whose functional group is an oxygen atom joined to a carbon atom—by a double bond—in a carbon-hydrogen based molecule.
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Origin of ketone

  • German Keton shortening and alteration of Aceton acetone Latin acētum vinegar acetum German -on n. suff. (alteration of -en) (from Greek -ēnē)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German keton, from German Aketon (“acetone”), from French acétone (“acetone”). See acetone.

    From Wiktionary