Knowledge of chemistry as presented in this course is accomplished by lecture and discussion along with laboratory work once a week. The entire course, dealing with such factors as atomic structure, chemical bonding, formula writing, equation writing and balancing, acid-base theory and solution mechanics, is taught as a logical progression with the periodic table being used as a reference for each discussion. The course is concluded with a brief survey of the nomenclature of organic chemistry as it relates to structure and formula writing. The lab work begins with principles dealing with the proper lab procedures and safety. The remaining lab experiments fall into one of the following types: quantitative measurements and analysis or qualitative procedures and analysis. The lab work is concluded by the students running a complex set of analyses on an unknown solution by using the techniques learning during preceding experiments. Safety glasses and aprons are required for all lab work. Grades are earned on a cumulative point system.