This is not your average chemistry class! We cover the chemistry of hazardous materials with live demonstrations, hands-on activities, and lots of chemical  identification exercises using a variety of air monitoring and sample identification equipment including pH paper, oxidizer paper, halogen detectors, multi-gas instruments, PIDs, Raman and FTIR spectrometers. Students will get hands-on experience with over three dozen different chemicals during the week.

The class covers:

Risk Based Response
Air Monitoring
Sample Identification
Chemical & Physical Properties

The Periodic Table

Salts & Non-Salts


Hydrocarbon Derivatives