- A substance that produces hydroxide ions (OH-) in aqueous solution. The pH values of bases are between 8 and 14. Strong bases have a higher pH and are more corrosive than weak bases. Examples of strong bases include sodium hydroxide, and ammonium hydroxide. See also pH, Acid, Corrosive.
- Capable of being broken down into non harmful products by the action of living things.
- Boiling Points — BP
- The temperature at which a liquid changes to a vapor state at a given pressure. The boiling point is usually expressed in degrees Fahrenheit at sea level pressure (760 mmHg, or one atmosphere). Some examples of boiling points:
Propane -42°C (-44°F) Butane -0.5°C (31°F) Gasoline 38°C (100°F) Water 100°C (212°F) Ethylene Glycol (Antifreeze) 197°C (387°F)
- The interconnecting of two objects by means of a clamp and bare wire. Its purpose is to equalize the electrical potential between the objects to prevent a static discharge when transferring a flammable liquid from one container to another. The conductive path is provided by clamps that make contact with the charged object and a low resistance flexible cable which allows the charge to equalize.