ESOH 135 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (AHTC)

This course shows the student how fundamentals of chemistry apply to hazardous materials. Included are risks of exposure to hazardous substances, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) perspectives for classification, and chemical behavior of hazardous materials. Classroom demonstrations highlight the major concepts. Topic areas include hydrocarbons and their derivatives, flammable liquids and solids, explosives, reactives, corrosives, compressed gases and cryogenics, and radioactive materials.