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Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, 6th Edition

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, 6th EditionPhysical Product
  • By Eugene Meyer
  • Pub. Date: Jul 18, 2013 by Pearson.
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-314688-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-314688-2

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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.

 

Online supplemental teaching materials are available to help instructors and students get the most from their Fire Science 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.
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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.  

Emphasizes the use of all three systems of hazard identification

  • The NFPA hazard diamonds and GHS pictograms are components of the marginal art displayed throughout this book.
  • Chapter 6 is solely devoted to the DOT labeling, marking, and placarding regulations that shippers and carriers use when transporting hazardous materials from place to place.
  • The DOT shipping names of hazardous materials are provided in other chapters as the features of individual hazardous materials are noted.
  • Explains how to interpret information on labels, signs, tags, and placards that are used to rapidly inform emergency responders of the potential hazards posed by hazardous materials. 

Offers an introduction to the principles of basic chemistry, aligned with recommended actions to be executed when emergency responders encounter hazardous materials

  • The text is written at a level that assumes little or no previous exposure to the subject.
  • As students proceed from one chapter to the next, their comprehension of chemistry should expand so they can grasp the technical basis for the myriad of occupational, transportation, and environmental regulations that affect their daily work. 

Solved exercises within each chapter and end-of-chapter review exercises help students apply chemical principles to actual situations.

  • Many exercises were intentionally created to demonstrate how responders may use the material introduced in the chapters to predict the behavior of hazardous materials when they are encountered at disaster scenes.
  • The exercises also provide the opportunity for students to determine just how effectively they comprehend the subject matter.

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.

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

 

Glossary

Index

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