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What is the difference between Acetone and Bleach?

Asked by Jasmijn , Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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G. Roland

G. Roland, Professor, Austin

Answered Jun 11, 2020

All households have products that contain chemicals. Two of those chemicals are acetone and bleach. These two chemicals have a strong, distinct odor and have a number of purposes. Bleach is mainly used to whiten clothes. Many people also use it in dish water to wash their dishes with, as well as in the water they mop with.

It is also in a number of other products to help lighten surfaces. Bleach was first discovered in 1785. Acetone is much younger, for it was discovered in 1832. Acetone is found in nail polish remover, to help remove nail polish from fingernails and toenails. It can also be used to mix paint.

 

C. Adlai

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C. Adlai, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), California, USA

Answered Jun 09, 2020

Acetone and bleach are two kinds of chemicals that are used in the house and laboratory for cleansing purposes with pungent odor. The first purpose for the discovery of bleach is to whiten fabric. After some moments, acetone was discovered to produce British rifle cartridge. Acetone happens to be an organic compound, and can also be found in the body.

Meanwhile, bleach is an inorganic chemical compound that has whitening properties. The empirical formula for acetone was discovered by Liebig and Dumas in the year 1832. However, in the year 1785, bleaches were introduced by Berthollet when he proposed the use of chlorine-based bleaches for whitening fabrics. Referring to the chemical formula of acetone, it is presented as (CH3)2CO.

The most popular bleach is the chlorine-based bleach with the chemical formula of NaOCl. Bleaches are usually used for removing stains, lightening surface color, and whitening fabrics. Conversely, acetone is used for removing nail polish and can also be mixed with paint.

 

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