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Subject: Why do we use Acetone to clean labwares?

Date: Wed Jul 23 12:15:09 2003
Posted by Laurie
Grade level: undergrad School: University of Colorado
City: Boulder State/Province: Colorado Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 1058980509.Ch

We use Acetone to clean a lot of the metal, plastic, and glassware objects in 
the lab I work in.  (Don't know if it matters, but we do MEMS research) I was 
wondering why we use Acetone, and how it works to clean the objects.  Also, 
I've seen people clean with Acetone, Methanol, and then Deionized water. Why 
can't we just use deionized water? 

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