Hydrogen Bromide

CAS RN:10035-10-6

Reactivities / Incompatibilities

The aqueous solution is a strong acid. Violent reaction with strong oxidizers, strong caustics, and many organic compounds causing fire and explosion hazard. Reacts with water forming hydrobromic acid. Incompatible with aliphatic amines, alkanolamines, alkylene oxides, aromatic amines, amides, ammonia, ammonium hydroxide, calcium oxide, epichlorohydrin, fluorine, isocyanates, oleum, organic anhydrides, sulfuric acid, sodium tetrahydroborate, vinyl acetate. Hydrobromic acid is highly corrosive to most metals forming flammable hydrogen.
Moderately reactive with water with evolution of heat /liquid/
The reaction of fluorine with gaseous or aqueous hydrobromic acid is accompanied by flame.
... Reaction with water or steam it emits toxic and corrosive fumes of Br- and HBr.
/hydrogen bromide & ozone/ react instantaneously, exploding except at low pressure of 2-3 mm Hg. /gas/
The reaction of /hydrogen bromide and ammonia/ is vigorous even at -80 deg C with intensely dried reactants.
Strong oxidizers, strong caustics, moisture, copper, brass, zinc (Note: Hydrobromic acid is highly corrosive to most metals).
Reacts violently with a broad range of materials, including most metals. /Hydrobromic acid solution/
During preparation of hydrogen bromide by addition of bromine to a suspension of red phosphorus in water, the later must be freshly prepared to avoid the possibility of explosion.
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