The major part of this course presents a study of the nature of chemical interactions: intermolecular forces, condensed states of matter, phase changes, solution chemistry, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acid-base theory, chemical thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction reactions, and electrochemistry. Other possible topics may include nuclear chemistry, transition metal chemistry, and introductory organic chemistry. The laboratory emphasizes methods of quantitative analysis. This course requires use of a scientific calculator and purchase of safety goggles for lab use. 3 hrs. lect; 3 hrs. lab; 1 hr. recitation. Lab fee. Prerequisites: CHE 103 and MAT 160 both with a grade of C or better.