Incompatible Chemical Typical Table Summary

Chemical Incompatible With These Chemicals
Acetic acid Chromic acid, nitric acid, hydroxyl compounds, ethylene glycol, perchloric acid, peroxides, permanganates
Acetic anhydride Hydroxyl-containing compounds such as ethylene glycol, perchloric acid
Acetone Concentrated nitric and sulfuric acid mixtures, hydrogen peroxide
Acetylene Chlorine, bromine, copper, fluorine, silver, mercury
Alkali and alkaline earth metals such as powdered magnesium, sodium, potassium Water, carbon tetrachloride or other chlorinated hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide, halogens
Ammonia (anhydrous) Mercury, halogens, calcium hypochlorite, hydrofluoric acid
Ammonium nitrate Acids, metal powders, flammable liquids, chlorates, nitrites, sulfur, finely divided organic or combustible materials
Aniline Nitric acid, hydrogen peroxide
Arsenical materials Any oxidizer agent
Azides Acids, heavy metals and their salts, oxidizing agents
Calcium oxide Water
Carbon, activated All oxidizing agents, calcium hypochlorite
Carbon tetrachloride Sodium
Chlorates Ammonium salts, acids, metal powders, sulfur, finely divided organic or combustible material
Chlorine dioxide Ammonia, methane, phosphine, hydrogen sulfide
Chromic acid and chromium trioxide Acetic acid, alcohol, camphor, glycerol, naphthalene, flammable liquids in general
Copper Acetylene, hydrogen peroxide
Cumene hydroperoxide Acids (organic or inorganic)
Cyanides Acids
Flammable liquids Ammonium nitrate, chromic acid, hydrogen peroxide, nitric acid, sodium peroxide, halogens, other oxidizing agents
Fluorine All other chemicals
Hydrides Water