This course is designed to cover basic areas of chemistry, including equation writing and chemical calculations. Its intent is to prepare students for college level chemistry and give a background on chemicals found in the home and workplace. It covers the fundamental facts, laws, principles, theories, and concepts of chemistry necessary for further work in science or science related subjects, stressing atomic structure, quantum theory of atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, mass and energy relationships in a chemical reaction, stoichiometry, gases, liquids, solids, and Solution Chemistry. As it is a laboratory course, lab techniques, report writing skills, mathematical calculations, analysis of data, and discussion or results are emphasized. Students will need a scientific calculator for the mathematics involved in this course.