The course is a study of the concepts related to structure, composition, and properties of matter and their energy relationships. Instruction focuses on the metric system, atomic theory, scientific notation, chemical equations, the three phases of matter, chemical periodicity, chemical bonding, mole concept, solutions, acids and bases. Students work through the development of the current model of the atom, analyzing and drawing conclusions based on the experiments of early 20th century scientists. They then look at experiments to draw conclusions about the properties of atoms and to make predictions about other trends that occur within the Periodic Table. This data is then used to ask questions and explore the multitudes of compounds and the chemical bonds that form them. The course ends by analyzing different types of chemical reactions both on a qualitative and quantitative level.