Written for readers with no chemistry background, this book presents the basics of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. The first chapter provides a brief mini-course in chemistry, defining key terms that are required for understanding materials presented in the rest of the text. It develops chemistry as it would a language with its key parts. The author begins with a discussion of atoms and elements, moves to a description of chemical compounds made from those elements, and concludes with a look at chemical reactions involving elements and compounds. The chapters also include references to renewable resources, energy, and offer an emphasis on green chemistry in support of learned concepts.