A point of clarification --- volatile does
not refer to explosive or combustive. It
refers to the ease with which a liquid evaporates.
Gasoline is volatile. Water is not as volatile.
Your question is tough to answer, but my own
personal choice of two things I would not mix are
pure oxygen and aluminum powder, because when
aluminum starts to burn (it is sometimes called
thermite), the heat is so intense, and the
temperature so high that the fire is almost
impossible to put out. But there are many chemical
compounds (explosives such as RDX) which are
dangerous in themselves.
Heh - RNA and phospholipids. Given enough
time, it creates life, which can do all sorts of
things!To be honest, it depends on what you mean
by 'dangerous'. Do you mean explosive? I
think that the most powerful chemical explosive
known is cubane (eight carbon atoms bound
to each-other in a cube), with a nitrate group on
The reason why that is so explosive is because
it is extremely unstable, and would be in a
much lower chemical energy state in a different
form, and could release a great deal of thermal
energy in the transition. Or do you mean
toxic? The deadliest toxins are toxins that
interfere with our enzymes somehow,
interacting with key molecules. I don't know which
toxin is the worst, but there are an awful lot
that are very bad!
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