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Hazardous materials chemistry for emergency responders

Author: Robert Burke
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"Written in the same clear, concise style that made the previous editions bestsellers, this book provides easy to understand chemistry for responders to use to handle hazardous materials emergencies on a daily basis. It provides the fundamentals of "street chemistry" that emergency response personnel need to know, with a focus on hazmat elements. This edition includes new review questions with answers and new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burke
ISBN: 9781439849859 1439849854
OCLC Number: 613423679
Description: xxvi, 527 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction The Basics of Chemistry The Atom Ionic Bonding Covalent Bonding Salts Non-Metal Compounds Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Chemical Statistics Review Questions Explosives Definitions Phases of Explosions Types of Explosions Components of an Explosion Types of Chemical Explosives Yield vs. Order Divisions 1.1 to 1.3 Divisions 1.4 to 1.6 Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Military Explosives Review Questions Compressed Gases Flammable Gases Flammable Range Vapor Density Hydrocarbon Families Hydrocarbon Derivatives Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Non-Flammable Gases Hydrocarbon Derivatives Incidents Poison Gases Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Review Questions Flammable Liquids Effects of Temperature Boiling Point Flash Point Factors Affecting Boiling Point Vapor Density Specific Gravity Polymerization/Plastics Ignition Temperature Flammable Range Animal/Vegetable Oils Fire Extinguishing Agents Hydrocarbons Hydrocarbon Derivatives Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Review Questions Flammable Solids Division 4.1 Flammable Solids Sublimation/Flash Point Solids Incidents Combustible Dusts Division 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible Spontaneous Ignition Pyrophoric Solids and Liquids Incidents Division 4.3 Dangerous When Wet Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Review Questions Oxidizers Division 5.1 Oxidizers Oxysalts Peroxide Salts Inorganic Acid Oxidizers Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Division 5.2 Organic Peroxides Incident Review Questions Poisons Types of Exposure Routes of Exposure Effects of Exposure Etiologic Effects Variables of Toxic Effects Dose/Response Susceptible Target Organs Rates of Exposure Defense Mechanisms for Toxic Materials Toxic Elements Toxic Salts Hydrocarbons Hydrocarbon Derivatives Miscellaneous Toxic Materials Pesticides Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Military Chemical Warfare Agents Incidents Review Questions Radioactive Materials Radioactive Elements and Compounds Uranium Compounds Radium Compounds Cobalt Iodine Review Questions Corrosives Inorganic Acids Strength and Concentration pH Organic Acids Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Dilution vs. Neutralization Incidents Review Questions Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials Elevated Temperature Materials Other Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Review Questions Glossary Appendix List of Acronyms and Recognized Abbreviations Numbers to Remember Resource Guide Selected Technical References IUPAC Rules of Nomenclature Answers to Review Questions
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"Written in the same clear, concise style that made the previous editions bestsellers, this book provides easy to understand chemistry for responders to use to handle hazardous materials emergencies on a daily basis. It provides the fundamentals of "street chemistry" that emergency response personnel need to know, with a focus on hazmat elements. This edition includes new review questions with answers and new incident examples. It also introduces the new United Nations GHS system for classification and labeling of chemicals, updates the NFPA requirements, and provides information on ethanol and other alternative automotive fuels"--
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"The approach and selection of topics is straightforward and logical with chapters building on material in previous sections. The selection of topics is comprehensive. ... Hazardous Materials Read more...

 
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