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The author, an accomplished author with decades of experience working in the plastics industry and teaching the chemistry of hazardous materials to emergency responders, has updated his book covering the basic approach to hazardous materials. In the new Third Edition, each chapter has been revised (where required) to reflect changes since the Second Edition was published. For example, each chemical mentioned whose volume or usage has changed has been updated, including their usage as a chemical warfare agent. A new chapter covers each class of chemical warfare agents. This book is an excellent resource for emergency responders and those involved in departmental training programs or curriculum development. Content: Front Matter • List of Illustrations • Introduction • Preface • Table of Contents 1. The Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 2. Chemical Compounds 3. Covalent Bonding 4. Hydrocarbons 5. Hydrocarbon Derivatives 6. Fire and Pyrolysis 7. Flammable and Combustible Liquids 8. Compressed Gases 9. Combustible Solids 10. Cryogenic Gases 11. Oxidizing Agents 12. Plastics 13. Corrosives 14. Unstable Materials: Organic Peroxides and Monomers 15. Toxicity 16. Radioactivity 17. Explosives 18. Water- and Air-Reactive Materials 19. Chemical Warfare Agents • Glossary Appendices Index • Periodic Table of the Elements • Hazardous Materials Warning Labels
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Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products.
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