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Chemistry

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.

Some of the courses listed in this section are accompanied by Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes free peer-assisted weekly study sessions to help students learn the most difficult course content. For more information, please see the SI website at www.smc.edu/si .

CHEM 9, Everyday Chemistry    5 units

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

Students enrolling in this course should have math skills equivalent to those entering Math 31. This course does not fulfill the prerequisite for Chemistry 11.

This course serves to fulfill the general education requirements for a laboratory science course. Students who successfully complete this course will understand basic chemical principles and how these principles relate to the world around them. They will also learn various lab techniques, including the safe handling of chemicals and the proper use of laboratory equipment.

1311   10:30a-12:45p MW   SCI 155   Wong W W

   10:30a-12:45p T   SCI 332   Wong W W

Above section 1311 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1312   10:30a-12:45p MW   SCI 155   Wong W W

   10:30a-12:45p Th   SCI 332   Wong W W

Above section 1312 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1314   1:30p-3:45p TTh   SCI 153   Walker Waugh M V

   4:15p-6:30p T   SCI 332   Walker Waugh M V

1315   1:30p-3:45p TTh   SCI 153   Walker Waugh M V

   4:15p-6:30p Th   SCI 332   Walker Waugh M V

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.

1316   8:00a-10:15a MW   SCI 155   Bautista M R

   8:00a-10:15a T   SCI 301   Bautista M R

Above section 1316 is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1317   8:00a-10:15a MW   SCI 155   Bautista M R

   8:00a-10:15a Th   SCI 301   Bautista M R

Above section 1317 is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1318   8:00a-10:15a MW   SCI 153   Nguyen J V

   8:00a-10:15a T   SCI 332   Nguyen J V

1319   8:00a-10:15a MW   SCI 153   Nguyen J V

   8:00a-10:15a Th   SCI 332   Nguyen J V

1320   10:30a-12:45p MW   SCI 157   Lavallee R J

   1:30p-3:45p M   SCI 332   Lavallee R J

1321   10:30a-12:45p MW   SCI 157   Lavallee R J

   1:30p-3:45p W   SCI 332   Lavallee R J

1322   10:30a-12:45p MW   SCI 153   Strathearn M D

   8:00a-10:15a F   SCI 332   Strathearn M D

1323   10:30a-12:45p MW   SCI 153   Strathearn M D

   10:30a-12:45p F   SCI 332   Strathearn M D

1324   1:00p-3:15p MW   SCI 155   Bautista M R

   1:00p-3:15p T   SCI 332   Bautista M R

1325   1:00p-3:15p MW   SCI 155   Bautista M R

   1:00p-3:15p Th   SCI 332   Bautista M R

1326   1:15p-3:30p MW   SCI 157   Walker Waugh M V

   4:00p-6:15p M   SCI 332   Walker Waugh M V

Above section 1326 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants. For more information please see Special Programs section of schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional information. This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students.

1327   1:15p-3:30p MW   SCI 157   Walker Waugh M V

   4:00p-6:15p W   SCI 332   Walker Waugh M V

Above section 1327 is part of the Black Collegians and Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information. This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1328   1:00p-3:15p TTh   SCI 155   Toivonen J E

   1:00p-3:15p W   SCI 322   Schmidt E

1331   3:30p-5:45p TTh   SCI 155   Taylor S

   6:15p-8:30p Th   SCI 301   Taylor S

1332   3:30p-5:45p TTh   SCI 140   Canalita L

   3:30p-5:45p W   SCI 322   Canalita L

1333   3:30p-5:45p TTh   SCI 140   Canalita L

   3:30p-5:45p F   SCI 332   Canalita L

1334   3:30p-5:45p TTh   SCI 155   Taylor S

   3:30p-5:45p F   SCI 301   Taylor S

1335   3:45p-6:00p MW   SCI 157   Rauda I E

   3:45p-6:00p T   SCI 322   Rauda I E

1336   3:45p-6:00p MW   SCI 157   Rauda I E

   3:45p-6:00p Th   SCI 322   Rauda I E

1337   3:45p-6:00p TTh   SCI 157   Lavallee R J

   1:00p-3:15p T   SCI 322   Lavallee R J

1338   3:45p-6:00p TTh   SCI 157   Lavallee R J

   1:00p-3:15p Th   SCI 322   Lavallee R J

4064   6:15p-8:30p TTh   SCI 157   Abbani M A

   6:15p-8:30p M   SCI 322   Abbani M A

4065   6:15p-8:30p TTh   SCI 157   Abbani M A

   6:15p-8:30p W   SCI 322   Abbani M A

4066   6:45p-9:00p TTh   SCI 155   Lazarus L L

   6:45p-9:00p M   SCI 301   Lazarus L L

4067   6:45p-9:00p TTh   SCI 155   Lazarus L L

   6:45p-9:00p W   SCI 301   Lazarus L L

4068   7:00p-9:15p MW   SCI 153   Von Hungen P K

   7:00p-9:15p T   SCI 332   Von Hungen P K

4069   7:00p-9:15p MW   SCI 153   Von Hungen P K

   7:00p-9:15p Th   SCI 332   Von Hungen P K

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.

1339   8:00a-10:30a MW   SCI 140   Balm S P

   1:00p-5:00p M   SCI 322   Balm S P

1340   8:00a-10:30a MW   SCI 140   Balm S P

   7:15a-11:15a F   SCI 322   Nauli S

1341   8:30a-11:00a TTh   SCI 153   Scholefield M R

   8:30a-12:30p M   SCI 332   Scholefield M R

1342   8:30a-11:00a TTh   SCI 153   Scholefield M R

   8:30a-12:30p W   SCI 332   Scholefield M R

1343   12:45p-3:15p TTh   SCI 140   Nauli S

   7:15a-11:15a T   SCI 322   Nauli S

Above section 1343 requires that students use a computer with Internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class. This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1344   12:45p-3:15p TTh   SCI 140   Nauli S

   7:15a-11:15a Th   SCI 322   Nauli S

Above section 1344 requires that students use a computer with Internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class. This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1345   12:45p-3:15p TTh   SCI 140   Nauli S

   11:45a-3:45p F   SCI 322   Nauli S

Above section 1345 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants.This section requires that students use a computer with Internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class. This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1346   1:30p-4:00p MW   SCI 140   Hsieh J M

   8:00a-12:00p M   SCI 322   Hsieh J M

1347   1:30p-4:00p MW   SCI 140   Hsieh J M

   8:00a-12:00p W   SCI 322   Hsieh J M

1348   1:30p-4:00p MW   SCI 140   Hsieh J M

   1:00p-5:00p Th   SCI 301   Hsieh J M

Above section 1348 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and is highly recommended for program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional information. This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times and locations.

4070   6:30p-9:00p MW   SCI 157   Toumari A

   6:30p-10:30p T   SCI 322   Gallogly E B

4071   6:30p-9:00p MW   SCI 157   Toumari A

   6:30p-10:30p Th   SCI 322   Toumari A

CHEM 12, General Chemistry II   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 and Math 2.

This course is a continuation of Chem 11. Topics covered include kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, precipitation reactions, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.

1349   8:00a-10:30a TTh   SCI 140   Murphy J E

   8:00a-12:00p M   SCI 301   Murphy J E

1350   8:00a-10:30a TTh   SCI 140   Murphy J E

   8:00a-12:00p W   SCI 301   Murphy J E

1351   8:00a-10:30a TTh   SCI 140   Murphy J E

   8:00a-12:00p F   SCI 301   Murphy J E

1352   10:45a-1:15p MW   SCI 140   Gallogly E B

   2:15p-6:15p M   SCI 301   Gallogly E B

Above section 1352 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and is highly recommended for program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional information.This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1353   10:45a-1:15p MW   SCI 140   Gallogly E B

   1:00p-5:00p T   SCI 301   Gallogly E B

Above section 1353 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and is highly recommended for program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional information. This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1354   10:45a-1:15p MW   SCI 140   Gallogly E B

   2:15p-6:15p W   SCI 301   Gallogly E B

Above section 1354 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and is highly recommended for program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional information. This section is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

4072   6:00p-10:30p M   SCI 155   Martinez H L

   6:00p-10:30p T   SCI 301   Martinez H L

CHEM 21, Organic Chemistry I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Chemistry 12.

This course is a systematic introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds. It encompasses theory and reactions of hydrocarbons and functional group derivatives. Included are bonding and structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry, synthesis, mechanism, and spectroscopic analysis. The laboratory work focuses on techniques of synthesis, isolation, purification, and analysis.

1355   7:45a-10:15a TTh   SCI 155   Anderson Jamey L

   8:00a-12:00p M   SCI 305   Anderson Jamey L

1356   7:45a-10:15a TTh   SCI 155   Anderson Jamey L

   1:00p-5:00p M   SCI 305   Anderson Jamey L

1357   1:00p-3:30p TTh   SCI 157   Ferede R

   7:15a-11:15a T   SCI 305   Ferede R

1358   1:00p-3:30p TTh   SCI 157   Ferede R

   8:00a-12:00p W   SCI 305   Ferede R

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.

1359   8:00a-10:30a TTh   SCI 157   Harwig J F

4073   6:30p-9:00p MW   SCI 140   Kline M L

CHEM 24, Organic Chemistry II Laboratory    2 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences lab) • Prerequisite/Corequisite: Chemistry 21 and 22 (Chem 22 can be taken concurrently with Chem 24)

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

This course is the second semester of organic chemistry laboratory. The laboratory work involves microscale and miniscale synthesis, structure determination, investigation of reaction mechanism, and qualitative analysis. The lectures will discuss the theory and techniques that relate to the experiments that are performed, including NMR, IR, organic qualitative analysis, and various methods of analysis, separation, and purification of mixtures. Maximum UC credit for Chemistry 22 and Chemistry 24 combined is 5 units.

1360   8:00a-1:05p F   SCI 305   Harwig J F

1361   12:30p-5:35p W   SCI 305   Harwig J F

1362   2:00p-7:05p T   SCI 305   Kline M L

4074   5:30p-10:35p Th   SCI 305   Kline M L

CHEM 31, Biochemistry I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB) • Prerequisite: Chemistry 22.

This course is a survey of biochemistry, introducing the student to the structures and functions of important classes of biochemical compounds as well as to the central reactions of metabolism. The main topics include the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids, the catalysis, kinetics and regulation of enzymes, the reactions of glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, electron transport/oxidative phosphorylation, and gluconeogenesis. The laboratory section of the course provides an introduction to biochemistry lab procedures including titration, peptide analysis, spectroscopy, spectrophotometry, column chromatography, gel-electrophoresis, the kinetic analysis of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, and internet based informatics tools.

1363   7:45a-10:15a MW   SCI 157   Schwyter D H

   7:15a-11:15a Th   SCI 305   Schwyter D H

1364   7:45a-10:15a MW   SCI 157   Schwyter D H

   1:00p-5:00p Th   SCI 305   Schwyter D H

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IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.