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Which Grouping Identifies Chemical Properties?

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There are three to name, and they are combustibility, flammability and reactivity. All of these different measurements provide us with a valuable insight into the properties of different chemicals, allowing us to group them accordingly.

Combustibility analyses how easily chemicals or elements in the periodic table can be set on fire through the process of combustion. This is an important line of analysis. After all, without it, how would we know that some buildings are of a higher fire risk than others? Building regulators around the world have their own standards relating to combustibility for when it comes to housing standards.

The next is flammability. This is slightly different to the measure of combustibility, and it isn’t to be confused in any way. As well as used for the purposes of scientific exploration and for furthering our knowledge, insurers also use it in their policies to ensure that we can be provided with accurate premiums that don’t incur underinsurance or overinsurance. The ratings of combustibility and flammability fluctuate from A1 to B3, and more information can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flammability Make sure that you aren’t baffled by the extensive use of German used to explain the different measurements.

Last but not least, we have reactivity for grouping different chemicals. There are a wide variety of reactions that compounds and elements can endure, and this characteristic measures how quickly these changes develop. There may be reactions to oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon... The list goes on, and it is a fascinating subject to study if you are interested in learning more.

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