methyl ethyl ketone

methyl ethyl ketone

noun Chemistry.
a colorless, flammable liquid, C 4 H 8 O, produced by synthesis or fermentation: used chiefly as a solvent, as a paint remover, and in the manufacture of plastics. Abbreviation: MEK
Also called butanone.


Origin:
1875–80

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methyl ethyl ketone
 
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another name for butanone

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methyl ethyl ketone  
See butanone.
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