Official course description: This course is the first semester of the General Chemistry course. General chemistry is required for the chemistry major and some other curricula, and is a prerequisite for other Chemistry courses. In General Chemistry we introduce you to all areas of chemistry: physical, organic, inorganic, quantum, biophysical, and analytical. While imparting some knowledge of all of these subjects, we attempt to show you how chemists and other scientists think and solve problems. By illustrating these examples we will show how important chemistry is for all of us. General chemistry for students in the Honors Program, chemistry majors, and others with strong science interests. Topics covered include quantitative, physical, and inorganic chemistry; and applications in current research. Credit is given for CHE 106, 116 or CHE 109, 119, but not both.