This course provides an introduction to chemistry on a qualitative level. The major topics covered include measurement, energy, chemical terminology, classification of matter, atomic models, the Periodic Table, sources and types of chemical bonds, chemical reactions, acids and bases, phases of matter and the properties of common gases. This course is not recommended for students in Liberal Arts or Fine Arts, or for pre-nursing students. (Prerequisite: Competence as demonstrated on math placement exam). Credit will only be given for one of the following CHEM121L or CHEM136L.