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Reactive Group Datasheet

Non-Redox-Active Inorganic Compounds

What are reactive groups?

Reactive groups are categories of chemicals that typically react in similar ways because they are similar in their chemical structure. Each substance with a chemical datasheet has been assigned to one or more reactive groups, and CAMEO Chemicals uses the reactive group assignments to make its reactivity predictions. More info about reactivity predictions...

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There are 92 chemical datasheets assigned to this reactive group.


These compounds are nearly all nonflammable. Some are combustible; the majority are not. Those that are combustible are usually only poorly combustible.
These materials have weak oxidizing or reducing powers. However, redox reactions can still occur with very strong oxidizing or reducing agents. The majority of compounds in this class are slightly soluble or insoluble in water. If soluble in water, then the solutions are usually neither strongly acidic nor strongly basic. These compounds are not water-reactive. Metal oxides of relatively electronegative metals (mostly Groups 6-10) can undergo highly exothermic redox reactions with electropositive metals (mostly Groups 4-5 and Aluminum). These reactions are generally known as thermite reactions.
Most are toxic by ingestion; degree varies widely. Arsenates and arsenites are often quite toxic by skin contact, and inhalation of dust.
Other Characteristics
This category is used for salts where no other descriptor applies. These are salts resulting from the reaction of strong or weak acids with strong or weak bases. The pH of solutions may not be 7, but the salts do not react vigorously with acids or bases unless some other driving force is at work. These materials would not be considered oxidizers or reducing agents. The group includes metal oxides that are not basic or acidic.
Iron(III) oxide, sodium chloride, lead arsenate, aluminum oxide, asbestos, barium chloride, cadmium bromide.

Reactivity Documentation

Use the links below to find out how this reactive group interacts with any of the reactive groups in the database.

The predicted hazards and gas byproducts for each reactive group pair will be displayed, as well as documentation and references that were used to make the reactivity predictions.

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