Official course description: CHEM 131 and its companion laboratory CHEM 132 (Chemistry and Biochemistry majors have their own lecture and lab courses, CHEM 146-Principles of General Chemistry, and CHEM 147 or 177-Introduction to Laboratory Practices and Research in the Chemical Sciences, begin with descriptions of our chemical surroundings, both macroscopic and microscopic, using the Periodic Table as a framework. Students then proceed to topics deemed necessary to undertake the study of organic chemistry (chemical bonding, thermochemistry, and chemical equilibria). Based on studies of student success in Introductory Chemistry, CHEM 131 will require math eligibility of MATH220, MATH130, or MATH140.