Official course description: This is the first of a two-course series, designed for science and engineering majors, that prepares the student for subsequent studies in molecular science and constitutes the foundation for all upper-level chemistry courses. Topics include the descriptive chemistry of selected elements, modern atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and gas laws. A student receiving credit for CHEM 121N cannot receive additional credit for CHEM 103 or CHEM 105N or CHEM 137N. CHEM 121N + CHEM 122N satisfy 4 credits of the University's Nature of Science general education requirement. Prerequisites: MATH 102M or MATH 103M or higher with a grade of C or better and a qualifying score on the Chemistry Placement Exam or successful completion of the Chemistry Placement online modules or CHEM 103. Pre- or corequisites: CHEM 122N.