Biological Sciences

Properties of Some Flammable and Combustible Liquids

Properties of Some Flammable and Combustible Liquids

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Solvent
Flash Point (C)
Boiling Point (C)
Class †
Group
acetaldehyde *
-38
21
I-A
Flammable
acetic acid
43
118
II
Combustible
acetic anhydride
54
140
II
Combustible
acetone
-18
57
I-B
Flammable
acrolein
-26
52
I-B
Flammable
amyl acetate
25
149
I-C
Flammable
benzene
-11
80
I-B
Flammable
carbon disulfide
-30
46
I-B
Flammable
diethyl ether
-45
35
I-A
Flammable
diethylamine
-18
57
I-B
Flammable
dimethyl formamide
67
153
II
Combustible
ethanol-10%
49
78
II
Combustible
ethanol-20%
36
78
I-C
Flammable
ethanol-50%
24
78
I-C
Flammable
ethanol-70%
21
78
I-B
Flammable
ethanol-80%
20
78
I-B
Flammable
ethanol-95%
17
78
I-B
Flammable
ethyl acetate
-4
77
I-B
Flammable
ethyl ether
-45
35
I-A
Flammable
ethylamine (70% solution)
-18
38
I-A
Flammable
formaldehyde(37%)
60
96
II
Combustible
formamide
154
210
III-B
Combustible
formic acid
69
101
III-A
Combustible
gasoline
-38
41-204
I-B
Flammable
glycerine (glycerol)
160
290
III-B
Combustible
hexane
-22
69
I-B
Flammable
kerosene
38
152-302
II
Combustible
methanol
11
64
I-B
Flammable
methyl ethyl ketone
-6
80
I-B
Flammable
p-dioxane
12
101
I-B
Flammable
pentane
-40
36
I-A
Flammable
petroleum ether
-18
35-60
I-B
Flammable
phenol
79
183
III-A
Combustible
propanol-iso
12
83
I-B
Flammable
propanol-n
-8
49
I-B
Flammable
propylene oxide
-37
35
I-A
Flammable
toluene
4
111
I-B
Flammable
turpentine
35
149
I-C
Flammable
xylene
32
144
I-C
Flammable
 
 
 
 

† see: "Classification of Flammable Liquids based on Flash point and Boiling Point"
* note: this liquid boils at room temperature and must be stored in the cold in an Explosion Safe Fridge