Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, 6/e

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 6/e

Eugene Meyer

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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  • 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, Safety Data Sheet for Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Appendix B: Table of Elements and Their Atomic Weights
  • Appendix C: Hazardous Materials Table
SpecificationsPearson, 2014
8 1/2" x 10", hardcover
765 pages
ISBN: 9780133146882