This core introduction to general chemistry is intended for freshman science majors and pre-med students. This text should appeal to professors interested in shorter books with an early introduction to organic chemistry. Descriptive chemistry is integrated throughout the text as opposed to being in later chapters that professors normally don't have time for. Problems that call on the student's ability to think critically and write will be added to end-of-chapter material. Chapter opening essays on famous scientists and their discoveries should be particularly appealing.