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Compatibility group
Compatibility group refers to a designated alphabetical letter used to
categorize different types of Class 1 explosive substances and articles for
purposes of safe stowage and segregation
Transport unit with standard size for transport on rail, road and vessels.
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A Corrosive material is one which causes damage to skin, eyes or other parts on the body on contact. The technical definition is written in terms of
"... destruction, or irreversible damage to living tissue at the site of
Often this damage is caused directly by the chemical, but the action of some corrosive materials is a consequence of inflammation which they may cause.
Concentrated acids are obvious examples of corrosive materials, but even dilute solutions of bases such as sodium or ammonium hydroxide may also be very corrosive, particularly in contact with the eyes.