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why does acetone makes our nails chilly?

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Dr. Martin Wolff
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Low boiling point: Acetone has a low boiling point and therefore a fast evaporation rate. When acetone evaporates, this consumes energy and has a cooling effect.
Answered on Sep 1, 2014
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