Official course description: This UCC course introduces the major concepts of general chemistry. The course has an orientation toward the health sciences. Key topics covered in the course include: introduction to chemistry and the classification of matter, elements and atomic theory, compounds and chemical bonding, states of matter, chemical reactions, solutions and colloids, reaction rates and equilibrium, acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry. The laboratory component reinforces many of principles introduced in the lecture such as quantitative measurements of mass, volume, density, qualitative analysis, distillation, measurement of the properties of gases, simple compounds, solutions (including solubility, concentration, acids and bases), factors affecting chemical reactivities, and equilibrium. Learning basic techniques in the use of standard laboratory equipment is also a key part of the laboratory component. Students will be charged an additional Chemistry Lab Fee when enrolling in this course.