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What compounds are flammable?

Examples of highly flammable chemicals used in the lab
  • Benzene. Benzene is also an organic chemical compound.
  • Ethanol. Ethanol is a flammable liquid also known as alcohol, ethyl alcohol or drinking alcohol.
  • Methanol. Methanol is a flammable chemical also referred to as “wood alcohol”.
  • Pentane.
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Similarly one may ask, what chemicals are flammable?

Flammable: A liquid with a flash point under 100°F is considered flammable.

  • Examples: gasoline, acetone, toluene, diethyl ether, alcohols.
  • Hazard: May produce ignitable vapors at normal ambient temperatures.

Likewise, are all organic compounds flammable? Typical organic compounds are combustible by their nature [as they are having carbon]. However halogenated organic compounds range from less-flammable to non-flammable.

Similarly, you may ask, what are some examples of flammability?

A: Substances called fuels have the property of flammability. They include fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas, and petroleum, as well as fuels made from petroleum, such as gasoline and kerosene. Substances made of wood, such as paper and cardboard, are also flammable.

What material is most flammable?

Two manufactured cellulose fabrics, lyocel and rayon, rank beneath linen and cotton as the most flammable fabrics in the home. A distinct characteristic of these fabrics, which burn with a yellow flame, is that they shrink once they catch fire and can adhere to human skin, causing life-threatening burns.

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