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Students must be present at the first lab session of a chemistry course to be assured of admission to limited lab spaces.

Students who wish to enroll in a chemistry course must demonstrate that they have met the prerequisites for the course prior to enrollment. Continuing students must complete prerequisite courses with a C or better. If currently enrolled in a prerequisite course at SMC at the time of enrollment, students will be admitted to subsequent courses based upon midterm placement results, but will be dropped if the prerequisite course is not completed with a C or better. Students who have successfully completed one or more prerequisite courses (earning a grade of C- or better in both the lecture and lab courses and an average of C (2.0) or better overall) at another institution may be able to verify having met the prerequisites by submitting a transcript and course description and course syllabus for the prerequisite courses.

CHEM 10, Introductory General Chemistry   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Math 31.

*U.C. gives no credit for Chemistry 10 if taken after Chemistry 11.

This is an introductory laboratory course. It introduces principles, laws, and nomenclature of inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry. Chemistry 10 prepares students to take the General Chemistry sequence (Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12). It additionally serves as a basic chemistry course for the allied health majors (such as nursing and physiology). It also serves to fulfill general education requirements. Students who successfully complete this course will understand basic chemical principles and will have practiced quantitative reasoning and problem solving skills. Students will also have learned various lab techniques, including the safe and competent handling of chemicals and laboratory equipment.

1174   8:00a-1:05p MW   SCI 155   Canalita L

   8:00a-1:05p TTh   SCI 332   Schmidt E

1201   9:00a-2:05p MW   SCI 301   Walker Waugh M V

   9:00a-2:05p TTh   SCI 153   Walker Waugh M V

1202   9:00a-2:05p MW   SCI 332   Lavallee R J

   9:00a-2:05p TTh   SCI 155   Lavallee R J

1256   8:00a-1:05p MW   SCI 153   Murphy J E

   8:00a-1:05p TTh   SCI 301   Murphy J E

CHEM 11, General Chemistry I   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Chemistry 10 and Math 20.

Students seeking waiver of the Chemistry 10 prerequisite should take the Chemistry 10 Challenge Exam.

This course is the first semester of a two-semester, standard first year college chemistry course (Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12). It introduces the fields of physical, organic, and inorganic chemistry. Topics to be discussed include atomic structure, chemical bonding, common types of reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and the properties of gases, liquids, and solids.

1203   7:30a-2:00p MW   SCI 322   Nauli S

   7:30a-2:00p TTh   SCI 140   Nauli S

1205   8:00a-2:30p MW   SCI 140   Scholefield M R

   8:00a-2:30p TTh   SCI 322   Gallogly E B

CHEM 22, Organic Chemistry II    4 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences) • Prerequisite: Chemistry 21.

Maximum UC credit for Chemistry 22 and Chemistry 24 combined is 5 units.

This course is a continuation of Chemistry 21, with emphasis on the remaining functional groups and types of reactions. Also included is an introduction to the organic chemistry of biochemical compounds. Chemistry 22 includes lecture and discussion. The second semester of organic chemistry laboratory is a separate course, Chemistry 24. Chemistry 21 and 22 constitute two semesters of organic chemistry with one semester of organic chemistry laboratory. Chemistry 21, 22, and 24 constitute two semesters of organic chemistry with two semesters of laboratory.

1254   8:00a-11:35a MTWTh   SCI 157   Kline M L

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