This course is an introduction to chemical principles and is open to students having appropriate backgrounds in science and mathematics. Areas of emphasis include chemical equations and reactions, stoichiometry, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility equilibria, electronic structure of atoms, periodic relationships, molecular structure and bonding, intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, and an introduction to organic chemistry. Applications of modern chemistry are discussed whenever appropriate and are explored in the associated laboratory course, CHEM 141. Prerequisite: Math skills placement. Placement may be satisfied with math test scores of 19 (ACT) or 500 (SAT), or by taking a college-level math course or CHEM 120. Co-requisite: CHEM 141

A study of the chief classes of carbon compounds, including their syntheses and the mechanisms of their reactions.  The methods for determining reaction mechanisms are studied in detail.