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Naturally occurring carbon exists as a solid in its pure crystalline forms (diamond and graphite); in its amorphous form (e.g., coal, coke, peat) along with many impurities; and combined with other elements to form the molecular basis of all animal and vegetable life. Graphite and high carbon-concentration amorphous forms combust readily; the smaller the particle size the greater the surface area exposed to the air and the greater the fire risk, even to the point of spontaneous combustion.

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  • Activate Carbon
  • Activate Charcoal
  • Fire Risk
  • Amorphous Form
  • Superheated Steam

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Fox, M.A. (1999). Carbon. In: Glossary for the Worldwide Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-11890-0_13

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