This course gives students entering a biotech career fundamental knowledge of those areas of chemistry that relate to bioindustrial principles. This course covers solids, liquids, and solutions; acids, bases, and buffers; rate; equilibrium; and an introduction to organic chemistry. The course material is presented in lecture form to introduce the topics and information, and the concepts are reinforced through laboratory experiments. CHEM 1510 is taught during the first part of the quarter to be followed immediately by CHEM 1520. Both CHEM 1510 and 1520 must be completed for transfer as a four-semester credit chemistry course for baccalaureate work. This course includes both lecture and lab components.