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ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

Which of the following statements concerning acetone, the simplest ketone, is incorrect?

  1. a. It is a colorless, volatile liquid.
  2. b. It has very limited solubility in water.
  3. c. It is a major component of some nail-polish removers.
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The statement that is incorrect concerning acetone has to be identified from the given statements.

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

Acetone is the simplest ketone that contains three carbon atoms.  It is extremely soluble in both polar and nonpolar solvents.  Water is a polar solvent.  Acetone is miscible very well with water.  Hence, option (b) is an incorrect statement.

Hence, option (b) is the correct one.

Reason for incorrect option:

Option (a) tells that acetone is a colorless volatile liquid...

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