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This laboratory course will investigate the structure, properties, and composition of matter. Mathematical rigor will be emphasized, and students will need a strong foundation in math. This course will cover basic first year college concepts in chemistry such as atomic and molecular structure, the periodic table, chemical bonds and reactions, equilibrium, thermochemistry, kinetic theory, solutions, and acids and bases. Students should be prepared for a demanding course load and a relatively fast-paced presentation of material. Critical thinking, problem solving, scientific inquiry, and concept mastery are the cornerstones of this course.