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Chemistry of Hazardous Materials



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Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, Sixth Edition, covers basic chemistry for emergency responders, guiding students who are often non-science majors through the process of understanding the chemical properties that make materials hazardous. This text covers many essential hazardous materials topics, such as the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemical Substances (GHS); terrorist threats relative to biological, chemical, and radioactive agents; and the latest best practices for the handling and storage of hazardous materials. This new edition continues to emphasize the hazardous materials regulations established by the OSHA, the U.S. D.O.T., and the EPA.


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Features of Matter and Energy

Chapter 3: Flammable Gases and Liquids

Chapter 4: Chemical Forms of Matter

Chapter 5: Principles of Chemical Reactions

Chapter 6: Use of the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations by Emergency Responders

Chapter 7: Chemistry of Some Common Elements

Chapter 8: Chemistry of Some Corrosive Materials

Chapter 9: Chemistry of Some Water-Reactive Substances

Chapter 10: Chemistry of Some Toxic Substances

Chapter 11: Chemistry of Some Oxidizers

Chapter 12: Chemistry of Some Hazardous Organic Compounds I

Chapter 13: Chemistry of Some Hazardous Organic Compounds II

Chapter 14: Chemistry of Some Polymeric Materials

Chapter 15: Chemistry of Some Explosives

Chapter 16: Radioactive Materials


Appendix A: Table of Elements and Atomic Weights

Appendix A: Safety Data Sheet for Hydrogen Peroxide

Appendix B: Table of Elements and Their Atomic Weights

Appendix C: Hazardous Materials Table




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