Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-806-134 055635 General Chemistry
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-806-134 GENERAL CHEMISTRY ...covers chemistry fundamentals. Topics: metric system, problem-solving, periodic relationships, chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, properties of water; acids, bases, and salts; and gas laws. (Prereq: A 2.6 GPA AND Algebra 2 or equivalent w/C or better; OR Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 250 AND Next Gen Arithmetic score greater/equal to 250; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 15 AND ACT Math score greater/equal to 21; OR prep courses-contact academic advisor at 920-498-5444)
Total Credits4
Prior Learning Assessments
Course Competencies
  1. Follow accepted standards for safety and hygiene procedures in the chemistry laboratory
  2. Examine the scientific method and tools to solve problems
  3. Solve problems using measurements and conversions
  4. Explain the characteristics of matter and the changes it undergoes
  5. Analyze the periodic relationships of the elements
  6. Explore chemical bonding
  7. Explain the behavior of matter during a chemical reaction
  8. Calculate quantities of reactants and products using balanced chemical equations
  9. Calculate the concentration of aqueous solutions
  10. Explain chemical equilibrium
  11. Compare the characteristics of acids, bases, salts, and buffers
  12. Solve problems involving gas laws
  13. Write IUPAC and trivial names for select acids, bases, and salts.
  14. Solve mathematical problems relating to the mole, empirical formulas, and molecular formulas.
  15. Relate the properties of water to medical, environmental, and agricultural applications.
  16. Define oxidation and reduction reactions.
  17. Summarize the characteristics of alpha, beta, and gamma radiation.