This course is intended for the college-bound student or a student with a strong interest in principles of Chemistry. The focus is on the mathematical/theoretical understanding of the structure and composition of matter, changes in matter, and their causes. Topics include chemical shorthand and nomenclature; atomic structures and bonding; periodic groups and trends; states of matter; solutions and chemical equilibrium; acid-base chemistry; qualitative analysis; thermodynamics and gas laws. Prerequisites and other notes: Satisfactory completion of Common Core Algebra I (303) or Advanced Algebra I (318) May be used as the third course in the high school sequence for science. Satisfactory completion of Chemistry qualifies students to take AP Chemistry (417) or AP Biology (414).