General Chemistry

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    General Chemistry

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes

    At the end of the module students should be able to:

    Apply the following chemical concepts and principles to qualitatively engage with real world phenomena or examples: accepted symbolic conventions; models for understanding structure and bonding; links between electronic structure and reactivity; and mass and energy balance in chemical reactions.
    Solve quantitative chemistry problems, both in familiar and novel contexts.
    Conduct simple scientific investigations, including the collection, handling and interpretation of experimental data.
    Conduct research using the library, the web and other sources of information.
    Reference sources of information correctly.

    Use the internet and computer-based word-processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to complete selected tasks.
    Recognise the relationship of chemistry to society, technology and the environment.
    Begin to develop life-long learning capabilities and to see chemistry as discipline in a wider context.
    Present a clear, well-structured oral presentation and well-structured practical reports.
    Work productively in co-operative learning groups.
    Main Content

    Basic concepts of chemistry
    Atoms, molecules and ions
    Chemical reactions
    Quantitative information about chemical reactions (Stoichiometry)
    Energy and chemical reactions
    Atomic structure and periodic trends
    Bonding and molecular structure
    Gases and their properties

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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