Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

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For courses in hazardous materials handling.

This revised fourth edition has been thoroughly updated to fully address the specific needs of firefighters and other professionals who deal with hazardous materials. This text encompasses the key aspects of safely handling hazardous materials and the response actions to be implemented during terrorist activity, hazardous transportation mishaps and other disasters.
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  • Hardback | 784 pages
  • 208.28 x 256.54 x 45.72mm | 1,746.32g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131127608
  • 9780131127609

Table of contents

1. Introduction.

2. Some Features of Matter and Energy.

3. Flammable Gases and Flammable Liquids.

4. Chemical Forms of Matter.

5. Principles of Chemical Reactions.

6. Aspects of the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations.

7. Chemistry of Some Common Elements.

8. Chemistry of Some Corrosive Materials.

9. Chemistry of Some Water-Reactive Substances.

10. Chemistry of Some Toxic Substances.

11. Chemistry of Some Oxidizers.

12. Chemistry of Some Hazardous Organic Compounds.

13. Chemistry of Some Polymeric Materials.

14. Chemistry of Some Explosive Materials.

15. Radioactive Materials.



Hazardous Materials Index.
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