# Section-1: General Science - Chemistry Solved QuestionGeneral Knowledge Discussion

 Q. The formula $C_6H_5-CO-CH_3$ represents which of the following compounds?
 ✖ A. Acetic acid ✖ B. Phenyl acetate ✔ C. Acetophenone ✖ D. Acetic acid

Solution:
Option(C) is correct

Acetophenone is the organic compound with the formula $C_6H_5-CO-CH_3$. It is the simplest aromatic ketone. This colourless, viscous liquid is a precursor to useful resins and fragrances.

Acetophenone can be obtained by a variety of methods. In industry, acetophenone is recovered as a by-product of the oxidation of ethylbenzene, which mainly gives ethylbenzene hydroperoxide for use in the production of propylene oxide.