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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.

1043   8:00a-12:05p MWF   SCI 155   Murphy J E

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

1044   8:00a-1:05p MW   SCI 153   Nauli S

   8:00a-1:05p TTh   SCI 301   Nauli S

1045   9:00a-2:05p MW   SCI 301   Scholefield M R

   9:00a-2:05p TTh   SCI 153   Scholefield M R

1046   9:00a-2:05p MW   SCI 332   Walker Waugh M V

   9:00a-2:05p TTh   SCI 157   Walker Waugh M V

NEW 1385   12:30p-4:35p MWF   SCI 155   Anderson Jamey L

   12:30p-4:35p TTh   SCI 332   Canalita L

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.

1047   8:30a-3:00p MW   SCI 322   Lavallee R J

   8:30a-3:00p TTh   SCI 140   Lavallee R J

1048   9:00a-2:10p MWF   SCI 140   Gallogly E B

   9:00a-2:10p TTh   SCI 322   Gallogly E B

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.

1049   7:30a-12:40p MWF   SCI 157   Kline M L

   7:30a-12:40p TTh   SCI 305   Kline M L

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