Chemical Properties can vary between chemicals, and there are a few major types of safety protocols, such as WHMIS.

Toxicity[edit | edit source]

Some chemicals can either be poisonous or even dangerous, and cyanide is a notable example of a poisonous substance. These substances can make you incredibly ill.

Toxic and poisonous chemicals are controlled by federal law, one example is asbestos, which was banned for being too poisonous for humans

Neurological Toxicity[edit | edit source]

Cadmium and Lead are 2 examples of neurotoxic substances, and one compound, Dimethylmercury resulted in the death of famous professor, Karen E. Wetterhahn after spilling 2 drops on her hand

Carcinogenesis[edit | edit source]

Asbestos is an example of a carcinogen, as exposure to it can cause mesothelioma

Oxidation[edit | edit source]

Iron is an example of a metal that can oxidize easily, causing it to rust, and metals can also oxidize once if it is exposed to air.

Oxidation state can occur through nature, and it varies between materials, and atoms.

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