Ketene Chemical Formula

Ketene is an organic compound. Ethenone is the formal name for ketene. It is referred as R'R''C=C=O, where R' and R'' are hydrogen atoms. Its chemical formula is C2H2O or H2C=C=O. Ethenone, the simplest ketene, can be formed by pyrolysis (thermal cracking) of acetone, which is referred as CH3−CO−CH3 + ΔT → CH2=C=O + CH4. This reaction is called as Schmidlin ketene synthesis. Ketenes are very reactive.

Ethenone

Chemical Name

Ketene

Other Name

:

Ethenone

Chemical Formula

:

CH2CO

State

:

Liquid

Category

:

Organic

Appearance

:

Colourless Gas Or Refrigerated Liquid

Molar Mass / Molecular Weight

:

42.037 g/mol

Molar Density

:

0.6149 G/cm3 At 25 °C, Solid 0.64 G/cm3 At −6 °C, Liquid

Boiling Point

:

−4.4 °C (24.1 °F; 268.8 K)

Melting Point

:

−108.9 °C (−164.0 °F; 164.2 K)

Ketene is an organic compound. Ethenone is the formal name for ketene. It is referred as R'R''C=C=O, where R' and R'' are hydrogen atoms. Its chemical formula is C2H2O or H2C=C=O. Ethenone, the simplest ketene, can be formed by pyrolysis (thermal cracking) of acetone, which is referred as CH3−CO−CH3 + ΔT → CH2=C=O + CH4. This reaction is called as Schmidlin ketene synthesis. Ketenes are very reactive.


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