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Are fumes from chlorine bleach flammable?


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February 27, 2012 2:58PM

No. Chlorine gas (though deadly) is non-flammable. However, fumes from chlorine bleach are not chlorine gas. Chlorine gas is Cl2 and is deadly but does not exist in nature, it must be manufactured. Evaporating bleach (NaOCl) generally fumes off oxygen and leaves NaCl (salt). None of these elements are flammable.