Section seven of the SDS sheet for vinegar states that it should be stored with

Section seven of the sds sheet for vinegar states

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Section seven of the SDS sheet for vinegar states that it should be stored with the top or lid tightly secured. Prolonged exposure may cause respiratory and eye irritation. If vinegar is spilled, then it can be diluted with water (The Clorox Company, 2015). Vinegar is not compatible with strong oxidizers such as peroxide or strong bases such as bleach. Therefore, we have established that bleach is a strong base and vinegar is a weak acid by reviewing the information on the SDS sheets. Using the U.S. E.P.A. Chemical Mixing Compatibility Chart Worksheet, bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite) is in Group 10 and 104 of the Reactivity sections, while vinegar (Acetic Acid) is in Group 3 of the Reactivity Chart (United States Environment Protection Agency [EPA], 1980). By using the given data in the U.S. E.P.A. Chemical Mixing Compatibility Chart, mixing Clorox bleach and vinegar are not compatible. Mixing these two chemicals is toxic. According to the data from the chart, when the bleach and vinegar are mixed, the chain reaction generates heat and releases toxic gas such as HCN (hydrogen cyanide), and H2S (hydrogen sulfide) (EPA, 1980). When bleach and vinegar mix, the toxic fumes created are a hazard to anyone that is in close contact to the mixture. Both hydrogen sulfide and hydrogen cyanide are irritants to the respiratory tract and can cause headache, nausea, convulsions, and eye and skin irritation. At
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