This course studies relevant periodic trends and the various chemical reactions associated with the periodic table of the elements. Reactions characteristic of the s and p-block elements and molecules derived from these species are highlighted. Quantum theory of the atom and molecular bonding are discussed in addition to various models used for describing chemical compounds. Based on relevant bonding models, students will be able to predict basic properties of substances, such as boiling point, viscosity, and vapour pressure. Experience in the generation and interpretation of scientific data is gained through the laboratory component of this course.