This course is recommended as a preparation for future chemistry courses. A study of scientific method; chemical laws and theories; electronic, atomic, and molecular structure and their underlying experimental basis; chemical bonding; periodic table relationships; quantitative and stoichiometric relationships; thermochemistry; gas laws; liquid state; and solutions. Qualitative and quantitative laboratory work supports lecture discussion. Prerequisite: High School Algebra I or equivalent. High School Chemistry recommended. Note: In order to obtain graduation credit for this course, the student must successfully complete CHM 102 or CHM 114 or CHM 124.