An old cooling tower is being demolished at a gas processing plant. Which of the following statements would be FALSE?
ABC Company was celebrating their working 1 million hours without a lost time incident by sponsoring a camping trip for their employees and their families. To light the campfire, one of the workers tried to use a match. When he rubbed the match head against the box, it did not ignite. Why?
What oxidizer is used to prepare the chemical referred to as piranha in the computer-chip industry?
An oxidation number describes the combining capability of one ion to another ion or of one atom to another atom. Which of the following statements regarding oxidation numbers is FALSE?
When bleach and ammonia are mixed, one of the chemical reactions is2NaOCl + 2NH3 → 2NaONH3 + Cl2. Which reactant undergoes reduction?
The oxidation number of chlorine in KClO4 is __________.
Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, what oxidizer did cleanup crews use to eradicate the mold that grew in homes __________?
A dilute solution of __________ is effective in treating athlete’s foot because of its oxidizing capabilities.
One or more of the ions that do not participate in an oxidation-reduction reaction are called __________ ions.
The components of ordinary gunpowder are elemental sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate. When gunpowder explodes, these components react as follows:
Ammonium nitrate is the most commercially important chemical product containing the ammonium ion.
List and describe at least two grades of commercially available ammonium nitrate.
Why does OSHA require employers to store bulk quantities of ammonium nitrate within a bin that is clean and free of contaminants? Give an example of a contaminant, and describe its interaction with ammonium nitrate
Metallic peroxides and metallic hypochlorites, when used as bleaching agents, are distinguished by calling the latter chlorine bleach.
For hypochlorite bleaching agents, why do manufacturers sometimes identify their available chlorine on product labels? Explain what available chlorine means?
Discuss some hazards associated with metallic hypochlorites.
Discuss how water can effectively extinguish oxidizer supported fires