Ethanol is a polar protic solvent (though alcohols are only weakly acidic). It is commonly seen as a solvent/nucleophile (solvolysis) in #S_N1# reactions.Is acetone a protic or an aprotic polar solvent?
Acetone is a polar aprotic solvent. A solvent is polar if it has a dipole moment greater than 1.6 D and a dielectric constant greater than 5. ... So acetone is a polar solvent. A protic solvent has an H atom bound to O or N.