Viscosity of Acetone


Acetone (also propanone) is an organic compound with the formula (CH3)2CO. It is a colorless, mobile, flammable liquid. Acetone is miscible with water and serves as an important solvent. It is typically used for cleaning purposes in the laboratory. It is a common building block in organic chemistry. In daily life it is an active ingredient in nail polish remover and used as paint thinner.

Viscosity Table – Measurement data

Temp. [°C] Dyn. Viscosity [mPa.s]
0 0.40
30 0.30
50 0.25
75 0.20
100 0.17


Kaye & Laby


Reference Kaye & Laby
Kin. vis. no
Dyn. vis. yes
Density no
Multiple temperatures yes
Related Acetone, propanone, organic solvent, solvent, flammable liquid, organic chemistry