This course explains the basics of chemistry, from the discoveries of the properties of the atom and its components to balancing chemical equations. It incorporates information on the periodic table and its structure and elements. Ions and molecular compounds are discussed and students learn about molecular weight and formula. Different types of bonding are discussed and covalent bonds are explained in detail. Students are exposed to the basics of organic chemistry through the study of carbon and its various compounds. This course explains focusses on chemical reactions and changes. Students learn about isotopes and the basics of nuclear reactions.