This course provides an introduction to the underlying concepts of chemistry for the student with no background in chemistry. Topics include the states and properties of matter, the development of atomic theory and the periodic table, chemical equations, and ionic and covalent bonding (Lewis structures and the concept of molecular shape based on Valence Shell Electron Pair Repulsion). These discussions are followed by a brief introduction to the properties and manufacturing of materials of the heavy chemicals industry including acids, bases, salts, metals, and polymers. cr 3. Available only through the Centre for Continuing Education. Not available for credit for students in Chemistry or Biochemistry programs. Students may not retain credit for more than one of CHMI 1031 and CHMI 1041.