Acetone is a colorless, organic compound with the chemical formula (CH3)2CO. It is the simplest ketone and is widely used as a solvent, particularly for cleaning purposes, and as a precursor to various chemicals such as methyl methacrylate and bisphenol A. Acetone has a low boiling point, is highly flammable, and has a characteristic sweet smell. It is also commonly used in nail polish remover, paint thinner, and other consumer products. While acetone is generally considered safe for use, it can cause skin and eye irritation and should be used with care in a well-ventilated area.

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