DO NOT MIX
ALKALI METALS, such as calcium, potassium and sodium with water, carbon dioxide, carbon
tetrachloride, and other chlorinated hydrocarbons.
ACETIC ACID with chromic acid, nitric acid, hydroxyl- containing compounds, ethylene
glycal, perchloric acid, peroxides and permanganates.
ACETONE with concentrated sulphuric and nitric acid mixtures.
ACETYENE with copper (tubing), fluorine, bromine, chlorine, iodine, silver, mercury or
AMMONIA, ANHYDROUS with mercury, halogens, calcium hypochlorite or hydrogen fluoride.
AMMONIUM NITRATE with acids, metal powers, flammable fluids, chlorates, nitrates, sulphur
and finely divided organics or other combustibles.
ANILINE with nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide or other strong oxidizing agents.
BROMINE with ammonia, acetyene, butadiene, butane, hydrogen, sodium carbide, turpentine or
finely divided metals.
CHLORATES with ammonia salts, acids, metal powers, sulfur, carbon, finely divided organics
or other combustibles.
CHLORINE with ammonia, acetylene, butadiene, benzene, and other petroleum fractions,
hydrogen, sodium carbides, turpentine, and finely divided powered metals.
CHROMIC ACID with acetic acid, naphthalene, campor, alcohol, glycerine, turpentine, and
other flammable liquids.
CYANIDES with acids
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE with copper, chromium, iron, most metals or other combustible materials,
aniline, and nitromethane.
HYDROGEN SULFIDE with nitric acid, oxidizing gases.
HYDROCARBONS generally, with fluorine, chlorine, bromine, chromic acid, or sodium
IODINE with acetylene or ammonia.
MERCURY with acetylene, fulminic acid, hydrogen.
NITRIC ACID with acetic, chromic and hydrocyanic acids, aniline, carbon, hydrogen suflde,
flammable fluids or gases and substances which readily nitrated.
OXYGEN with oils, grease, hydrogen, flammable liquid, solids and gases.
OXALIC ACID with silver or mercury.
PERCHLORIC ACID with acetic, anhydride, bismuth and its alloys, alcohol, paper, wood, and
other organic materials.
PHOSPHOROUS PENTOXIDE with water.
POTASSIUM PERMANGANATE with glycerine, ethylene glycol, benzaldehyde, sulfuric acid.
SODIUM PEROXIDE with oxidizable substances, for instance: methanol, glacial acetic acid,
acetic anhydride, benzaldehyde, carbon disulfide, glycerine, ethylene glycol, ethyl
acetate, furfural, etc.
SULFURIC ACID with chlorates, perchlorates, permanganates and water.
WHEN MIXING ACIDS AND WATER, POUR ACIDS INTO WATER, DO NOT POUR WATER INTO ACIDS.
Read labels. There are some of these dangerous chemicals in products that you use every
day. Navel jell uses phosphoric acid. Lido weld structural adhesive has acrylic acid in
it. Knowing what is in the product you're using could save you some serious problems
If you get the old formula book and try to use some of those exotic mixes, remember
that most of the chemicals they used were low concentration and full of impurities. What
you will buy is pure, and sometimes many times stronger than intended in the formula. Get
your brother in law to mix the first batch. The Jim Hrisoulas books have a wonderful index
that tells you the old names for modern chemicals.
Now, just because I haven't mentioned something that ends up hurting
you, don't feel bad. I probably have just missed trying that trick, and will get to it
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