A college course in chemistry in which the basic concepts of the science are introduced. Topics include atomic theory and periodic system, chemical calculations, chemical reactions, states of matter, theories of chemical bonding, and atomic structure. Students gain an understanding of the underlying physical concepts in chemistry. Students are provided with an opportunity to gain an understanding of physical and natural phenomena as well as an appreciation for the role of science in society. In taking this course students will exercise and enhance their mathematical, reasoning and analytical skills. Students who successfully complete this course will receive 5 credit hours in chemistry (CHE 111) through Missouri Western State University.