Agent Name

Sodium

CAS Number

7440-23-5

Formula

Na

Major Category

Metals

Category

Elements, Metallic

Description

Silver to grayish-white, soft solid under kerosene; [CHRIS]

Comments

Can cause second or third degree burns after brief skin contact. [CHRIS] Reacts violently with water releasing hydrogen gas, which will ignite and explode in air; Reacts rapidly with moisture in air or tissues to form caustic sodium hydroxide; [CHEMINFO MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.2 mm Hg

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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