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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ketone  \Ke"tone\  (k[=e]"t[=o]n),  n.  [Cf.  {Acetone}.]  (Chem.) 
  One  of  a  large  class  of  organic  substances  resembling  the 
  aldehydes,  obtained  by  the  distillation  of  certain  salts  of 
  organic  acids  and  consisting  of  carbonyl  ({CO})  united  with 
  two  hydrocarbon  radicals.  In  general  the  ketones  are 
  colorless  volatile  liquids  having  a  pungent  ethereal  odor. 
 
  Note:  The  ketones  are  named  by  adding  the  suffix-one  to  the 
  stems  of  the  organic  acids  from  which  they  are 
  respectively  derived;  thus  acetic  acid  gives  acetone; 
  butyric  acid,  butyrone,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  ketone 
  n  :  any  of  a  class  of  organic  compounds  having  a  carbonyl  group 
  linked  to  a  carbon  atom  in  each  of  two  hydrocarbon 
  radicals 




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