This class takes a math-based approach to learning about interactions of our world on an atomic level. Subjects include the atomic theory and properties of atoms, mixtures and solutions, kinetic-molecular theory, periodic table, electromagnetic spectrum, chemical formulas and equations, bonding, dimensional analysis, solutions, acid-base reactions, and energy of reactions. Students will develop problem-solving skills and learn about the nature of science. This course has many inquiry-based components both in and out of the laboratory. Students should expect homework nearly every night. A calculator with exponential function is necessary.