Pick one of the following chemicals:
- Ammonia (anhydrous)
- Hydrogen Fluoride (anhydrous)
- Nitric Acid
- Methyl Isocyanate
A tanker truck containing a chemical is in an accident causing a release of that substance. The Incident Commander (IC) is requesting your input as the acting Science Officer (aka CBRNE O, NBC O, etc..).
Write a 2 page paper (about 600 words) on the hazards of the chemical and other pertinent information you might provide to the IC.
What I am looking for is NOT just a reiteration of a MSDS, but how that information is interpreted and used. Example: if the chemical is immiscible in water, would you advise the IC to decontaminate with pure water?
Please include a REFERENCE(S) (journal article, book, website, etc..) if needed to support your discussion.
Explanation & Answer
Running Head: CHEMISTRY
It is also known as hydrofluoric acid (HF), is a colorless and even corrosive gas or
preferably liquid which contains two atoms. The atoms are hydrogen and fluorine when both are
dissolved in untainted water it is called hydrofluoric acid. It is majorly used in industries as raw
materials in the manufacturing of products which includes refrigerants, gasoline, and aluminum
(Muttenthaler et al., 2015). Anhydrous hydrogen fluoride “it means that chemical content has no
water.” It is also a raw material for the manufacture of fluorine-containing products such as
fluorochemicals. In the case of accident of this type of chemical, there is a risk of exposure to
hazardous chemicals that can be ve...