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Meaning of ACETOPHENONE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac`e*to*phe"none\, n. [Acetic + phenyl + one.]
(Chem.)
A crystalline ketone, {CH3COC6H5}, which may be obtained by
the dry distillation of a mixture of the calcium salts of
acetic and benzoic acids. It is used as a hypnotic under the
name of {hypnone}.

 

 

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