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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.

1093   1:30p-6:35p MW   SCI 332   Walker Waugh M V

   1:30p-6:35p TTh   SCI 155   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.

1094   8:00a-12:05p MWF   SCI 155   Schmidt E

   8:00a-12:05p TTh   SCI 332   Schmidt E

1095   8:00a-1:05p MW   SCI 301   Strathearn M D

   8:00a-1:05p TTh   SCI 155   Strathearn M D

1096   8:00a-1:05p MW   SCI 332   Nguyen J V

   8:00a-1:05p TTh   SCI 140   Nguyen J V

1097   8:00a-1:05p TTh   SCI 153   Bautista M R

   8:00a-1:05p MW   SCI 322   Bautista M R

1098   12:15p-4:20p MWF   SCI 155   Von Hungen P K

   12:15p-4:20p TTh   SCI 332   Von Hungen P K

1099   1:30p-5:35p MWF   SCI 322   Canalita L

   1:30p-5:35p TTh   SCI 153   Canalita L

1100   1:30p-6:35p MW   SCI 301   Taylor S

   1:30p-6:35p TTh   SCI 157   Taylor S

4011   6:00p-10:00p MW   SCI 322   Rauda I E

   6:00p-10:00p TTh   SCI 153   Rauda I E

Above section 4011 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 14.

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.

1101   8:00a-1:10p MWF   SCI 153   Scholefield M R

   8:00a-1:10p MWF   SCI 153   Pecorelli T A

   8:00a-1:10p TTh   SCI 322   Scholefield M R

   8:00a-1:10p TTh   SCI 322   Pecorelli T A

1102   1:30p-6:40p MWF   SCI 153   Lazarus L L

   1:30p-6:40p TTh   SCI 322   Lazarus L L

4012   5:30p-10:30p MW   SCI 155   Abbani M A

   5:30p-10:30p TTh   SCI 332   Abbani M A

Above section 4012 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 14.

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.

1103   8:00a-1:10p MWF   SCI 140   Nauli S

   8:00a-1:10p TTh   SCI 301   Nauli S

1104   1:30p-6:40p MWF   SCI 157   Hsieh J M

   1:30p-6:40p TTh   SCI 301   Hsieh J M

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.

1105   8:00a-1:10p MWF   SCI 157   Harwig J F

   8:00a-1:10p TTh   SCI 305   Harwig J F

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.

1106   1:30p-6:20p MWF   SCI 140   Toivonen J E

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