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Chemistry of Hazardous Materials, CourseSmart eTextbook, 5th Edition

By Eugene Meyer

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Aug 31, 2009

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This revised fifth 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. Other updated topics include: the GHS, terrorist threats relative to biological, chemical, and radioactive agents, best practices for the handling and storage of hazardous materials, and new lists of hazardous materials.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Features of Matter and Energy

Chapter 3: Flammable Gases and Flammable Liquids

Chapter 4: Chemical Forms of Matter

Chapter 5: Principles of Chemical Reactions

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

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


Subject Index

Hazardous Materials Index

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$50.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504371-4