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IUPAC name 2-pentanone
Other names methyl propyl ketone
Molecular formula C5H10O
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for
materials in their standard state
(at 25 °C, 100 kPa)

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2-Pentanone or methyl propyl ketone is a colorless liquid ketone with an odor resembling that of acetone. Its formula is C5H10O. Its boiling point is 102.26°C and its freezing point is -76.8°C (-108°F). It is sometimes used in very small amounts as a flavoring food additive. Two other ketones, 3-pentanone and methyl isopropyl ketone are isomers of 2-pentanone. Its density is 0.809 g/cm³.

2-Pentanone has an approximate molecular weight of 86 grams per mole (g/mol).


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