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    From the lab experiment, I would like to know what is the purpose of acetone in the reaction of the synthesis of adipic acid (hexanedioic acid)?

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    Adipic acid is a white, crystalline compound that is slightly soluble in water.
    Adipic acid synthesis involves two oxidation steps: ...

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    This question is from an experiment where adipic acid is synthesised. During the reaction acetone is used. The solution determines what is the purpose. The solution explains why acetone is needed and further explains the synthesis in detail.