Acetone is a colorless volatile liquid that was first synthesized in 1836 and has many industrial uses. Its chemical formula is C3H6O, which means it contains one carbon atom, three hydrogen atoms, and an oxygen atom. It can be made from the reaction between water and acetaldehyde or any other organic compound containing two hydroxyl groups. Acetone’s boiling point of 56 degrees Celsius makes it very easy to evaporate it into the air for use as a cleaning agent or solvent.
The most common way to make acetone is by reacting methanol with sulphuric acid followed by distillation. It turns out that hydrogen bonding plays an important role in how this substance behaves! Acetone can be hydrogen bonded with other molecules, or even between the same molecule in different places.
It’s possible for two acetones to bond together by combining a hydrogen atom from one of them and an oxygen atom on the other. This is called self-bonding. Acetonates are more likely to form long chains because of this type of bonding interaction but they’re not always bent like when you’re talking about alcohols. Acetone will also react with ammonia gas (NH₄) to make ammonium cyanide ((NH₃)CNO). To do so it must have at least one proton available that connects these two compounds through what we call a double covalent bond – where