1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 14, 2013 4:32 PM by Brian Brady

    acetone v. alcohol

    Amy Rosen

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

       

      Thanks!

        • Re: acetone v. alcohol
          Brian Brady

          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.