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When ignited, produces an extremely hot (>2000 ºC) reaction mixture that will throw sparks 10-15 feet and is difficult to stop. Wear face, hand and eye protection and use a safety shield when performing demonstration.

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Storage:
Inorganic #4 inside a Flinn Saf-Stor™ Can and then in a dedicated flammables cabinet.
Disposal:
Shelf Life:
Good if stored safely.
Color:
White/gray/black
Odor:
None
CAS No.:
69012-31-3
Technical Note:
Thermit™ is a mixture of ferric oxide and very fine aluminum powder. The thermite reaction requires a temperature of almost 1200 ºC for ignition, and is best performed using specially designed igniting sticks (Catalog No. T0086).