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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) developed this Principles of Basic Chemistry webinar series for beginners and established operators who would like more understanding of chemistry as it relates to water treatment.  These classes will help establish the background knowledge required to progress to the next state of chemistry for water operators. 

The series is comprised of two parts, Principles of Basic Chemistry Part 1 and Principles of Basic Chemistry Part 2.  Each Part features a Session A and Session B. To receive CECs for each part, you must be a paid registrant, attend both sessions A and B and answer the poll questions.

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Continuing Education Credits (CECs):  

Drinking Water (DW):  Each session provides 0.2 CECs in the Technical Category for Drinking Water Operators.

Wastewater (WW):  You must attend both A and B of each part to receive credit (0.4 CECs) in the Technical Category for Wastewater Operators.

Principles of Basic Chemistry Part 1

Lesson topics include the history of chemistry, parts of an atom, the periodic table, bond types and forms, naming compounds, and balancing equations.  Each session below is different; Session B continues where Session A ends.

Session A  Oct 26, 9AM-Noon:  DW Course ID: 2952 | WW Course ID: 3120

Session B  Oct 27, 9AM-Noon:  DW Course ID: 2953 | WW Course ID: 3120

Principles of Basic Chemistry Part 2

Lesson topics include the balancing reactions, molar masses, rules of fractions and unit conversations, history of the mole, molar mass ratios, molar ratio conversation factors, and stoichiometric calculations.  Each session below is different; Session B continues where Session A ends.

Session A  Oct 28, 9AM-Noon:  DW Course ID: 2954 | WW Course ID: 3121

Session B  Oct 29, 9AM-Noon:  DW Course ID: 2955 | WW Course ID: 3121