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acetone v. alcohol

Are acetone and alcohol (rubbing alcohol, like isopropyl) in the same family? Related?


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Re: acetone v. alcohol

Acetone is a ketone, while alcohols are their own group called alcohols.  Ketones can be reduced to alcohols (reacting with hydrogen or another reducing agent).  In some cases ketones can isomerize to unsaturated alcohols.  They are not in the same family though.

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