Butanone, also known as methyl ethyl ketone (MEK), is an organic compound with the formula CH3C(O)CH2CH3. This colourless liquid ketone has a sharp, sweet odor reminiscent of acetone. It is produced industrially on a large scale, but occurs in nature only in trace amounts. It is partially soluble in water, and is commonly used as an industrial solvent. It is an isomer of another solvent, tetrahydrofuran.
Wikipedia CC-BY-SA Chemical formula: C₄H₈OMolar mass: 72.107 gmol−1Melting point: −86 °C (−123 °F; 187 K)Solubility in water: 27.5 g/100 mL
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