Salts, basic, such as Barium carbonate, are generally soluble in
The resulting solutions contain moderate concentrations of
hydroxide ions and
have pH's greater than 7.0. They react as bases to neutralize
neutralizations generate heat, but less or far less than is
neutralization of the bases in reactivity group 10 (Bases) and the
amines. They usually do not react as either oxidizing agents or
reducing agents but
such behavior is not impossible.
(INGESTION ONLY): excessive salivation, vomiting, severe abdominal
violent purging with watery and bloody stools; a slow and often
irregular pulse and
a transient elevation in arterial blood pressure; tinnitus,
giddiness and vertigo;
muscle twitchings, progressing to convulsions and/or paralysis;
dilated pupils with
impaired accommodation; confusion and increasing somnolence,
collapse and death from respiratory failure and cardiac arrest.
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose
to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes. Some are oxidizers and may
combustibles (wood, paper, oil, clothing, etc.). Contact with
metals may evolve
flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated.