Answer to Question #53599 in Inorganic Chemistry for zel
Acetic acid and ethyl alcohol are flammable, because they contain carbon and hydrogen atoms in low oxidation state (C-H and C-C bonds), which can be oxidized by oxygen.
Contrary to this, HCl and NaOH contain elements in their stable oxidation state (Na+, O-2, H+, Cl-). Therefore, they don’t react with oxygen being non-flammable.
Despite NH3 and acetic acid are flammable, their diluted aqueous solutions (ammonium hydroxide and vinegar) are considered as non-flammable, because they contain more water than the reagent.
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