Success in chemistry doesn't require special intellectual gifts. All it requires is a genuine understanding of the ideas that students encounter in the high school chemistry classroom. These 36 carefully designed lectures provide a solid foundation for future success by giving students a deep and thorough understanding of the fundamental concepts and problem-solving skills needed in the study of chemistry. These are the perfect lectures for students who are struggling in their high school chemistry class, for students who simply want to perform better, for home-schooled students, or even for those long out of high school. Through his clear and engaging lectures, Professor Cardulla demonstrates how students can use common sense and logic - intellectual skills they already possess - to truly comprehend the concepts and problems encountered in introductory chemistry. Using examples and analogies drawn from real life, he takes the intimidation out of chemistry and makes this often challenging subject accessible for all students. After demonstrating how students can use logical thinking to help them solve chemistry problems, Professor Cardulla applies these problem-solving skills to key topics in introductory chemistry: the periodic table; balancing chemical equations; elements, atoms, ions, and isotopes; density; equilibrium; Le Chatelier's Principle; stoichiometry; titration; molarity; acids and bases; and more. The result is an effective, carefully crafted lecture series that gives students the tools they need to master the basics of high school chemistry.