This class introduces students to basic concepts of chemistry including atomic numbers and electron configurations, the ideal gas law, enthalpy and phase changes, and more. Students will be prepared for upper level chemistry classes they may encounter throughout their educational career, whether it is at CAC or in college. Topics covered include atomic theory, periodicity, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, acids and bases, kinetics and energetics, equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions, organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry and the nature of science.