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Dangerously Reactive

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Dangerously Reactive           Class F - Dangerously Reactive Materials

                                                 

There are three different properties that these dangerously reactive materials can undergo.  Firs of all, they are apt to act vigorously if they get in touch with water, creating a toxic gas.  Secondly, if an object containing these materials is dropped, it will react with itself.  Thirdly, they can could attach to itself causing polymerization, they could break down causing decomposition, and they could lose water and go through condensation.  These materials are known to react very quickly, which is why they should be handled with care.  The examples of dangerously reactive materials include:  styrene, vinyl chloride, benzyl peroxide, picric acid, and aluminum chloride.