(U7)HazMat: two 200 word essays

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These essays must be at least 200 words in length. Each essay must include at a minimum an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Each essay requires at least 2 references: The textbook (Course book: Meyer, E. (2010). Chemistry of hazardous materials. Upper Saddle River, N.J:  Pearson. http://sdrv.ms/18Ghqq6  current chapter is Chapter 14-15) and one outside source must be used as source material for the response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations in APA Format.

  MEYER, E. (2010). Chemistry of hazardous materials. (5

 ed., pp. xxx-xxx). UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ: 

  PEARSON


Question 1 

Identify and discuss three key features associated with the combustion of polymeric materials or compounds that are relevant to the safety and health of an EH&S or a FS professional responding to an incident involving these materials.


Question 2 

Air monitoring provides the following contaminant concentrations at the approximate center of a fire scene in which acres of automobile tires are burning: Carbon monoxide @ 1700 ppm; Carbon dioxide @ 7000 ppm; and Sulfur dioxide @ 600 ppm. Ignoring synergistic effects between these gases, which individual concentrations are considered life-threatening to the EH&S or FS professional responding to the scene? What combustion products are produced when materials made from polyacrylonitrile smolder and burn? What combination of properties is responsible for the selection of trinitrotoluene as a military explosive?

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