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.
Online supplemental teaching materials are available to help instructors and students get the most from their EMS course.
- Resource Central, accessed through www.bradybooks.com, offers instructors online supplemental teaching material, such as test banks and customizable PowerPoint lectures to aid in the classroom. These instructor resources are also available through Pearson’s Instructor Resource Center.
- Students have access to a variety online study aids tailored to their EMS course.
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