Why is water a liquid? Why does a party balloon float? Is it true that microwaves are bad? You’ll find an answer to these questions and more in this course! CHEM 110 will begin by exploring the structure of an atom, and at the end of the course you will be able to explain the underlying reasons for the observed behaviors of matter. We’ll cover topics such as atomic and molecular structure, physical properties, and chemical reactions and stoichiometry. All the while, we will highlight how energy plays a role in chemical and physical processes. Throughout the course, you will improve your problem-solving skills by working through examples and applying concepts to real-world scenarios. You will see a variety of examples from biology, engineering, and everyday life that highlight the importance of chemistry in the world around you.