Section 4: Interactions

Learning Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Explain the impacts that can be experienced when two or more chemicals interact.
  • List realistic examples of chemical interactions.


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Did you know?

Gasoline is a volatile, complex mixture of hydrocarbon compounds. The mixture is easily vaporized during handling in normal conditions. People are exposed to this complex substance during refueling at service stations. More information is available on consumer exposure to gasoline.

In this section, we will look into the effects of interactions among such chemicals.

Closeup photo of a gasoline nozzle inserted into the fuel tank of a car

Figure 1. Refueling car
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