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CNESSTSanté et sécurité du travailEnglishPreventionRépertoire toxicologiqueWHMIS 1988Material Safety Data Sheet User's GuideGuide - Reactivity data
*Non-essential information for WHMIS purposes.
This information indicates whether a substance is stable and, if need be, indicates the conditions that produce chemical instability.
Sodium hypochlorite gives off toxic fumes of chlorine when it is heated. Appropriate ventilation must be provided to ensure that the permissible limit values are not exceeded.
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This subsection indicates whether a product must not be brought into contact with certain specified substances, and if need be, specifies the nature of the hazard if the product is brought into contact with these substances.
12% bleach is incompatible with strong acids. On contact, it gives off toxic chlorine vapours.
This indicates whether a substance is likely to react violently or dangerously under normal conditions of use. If need be, the nature of the hazard is specified.
12% bleach is unstable in the presence of light and metals or when the pH of the solution becomes less basic.
This subsection lists the products that are health and safety hazards that are likely to form when a substance decomposes. Decomposition may be the result of a reaction occurring at room temperature, exposure to light, or the effect of heat on the substance, etc.
Ammonia: thermal decomposition (begins between 450°C and 500°C), giving off nitrogen and hydrogen.
This subsection indicates whether the substance can change into a polymer (the combining of several molecules) and under what conditions this change occurs. The heat given off and/or the expansion in volume caused by the polymerization reaction could cause the container to burst and the remaining product (unpolymerized) to spill. These accidents can be avoided by controlling the polymerization conditions.
Exposure to light or contact with strong acids or bases can cause acrolein to polymerize.