u4 hazmat two 200 word essays 1

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 11) 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: 



Question 1

All ammonium compounds, which contain an ammonium ion (NH4+) and a negative ion, are thermally unstable.
A. Discuss two ways that ammonium compounds decompose when they are heated. What chemical reaction is involved in the thermal decomposition of ammonium persulfate?

B. What is the most likely reason OSHA requires ammonium nitrate to be segregated for sulfur or        finely divided metals? Explain your answer.

C. What is the most likely reason OSHA requires employers to protect flooring and handling areas in buildings against impregnation by ammonium nitrate and requires that the floors be constructed without open drains, traps, tunnels or pits into which molten ammonium nitrate could flow and be confined in the event of a fire?

Question 2 
Give some examples of the types of hazardous chemicals, specifically oxidizers, stored in homes (such as those stored under garages/basements and in pump houses/sheds). Discuss the following:

A)  What problems and dangerous situations can result from the improper storage and use (i.e., mixing them together, etc.) of these chemicals?  Describe potential hazardous material interactions.

B)  What government agency and statutes/regulation(s) govern for the labeling and registration of these hazardous household products?




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