Students work as a team filling beakers

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.

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)

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course fulfills 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 Earth’s natural systems and cycles, with emphasis on humanity’s impact on Earth’s natural environments. Students will gain a scientific understanding of the impact of human activity on natural systems and sustainability. Students will also learn common laboratory techniques, including the safe handling of chemicals and the proper use of laboratory equipment, as they analyze environmental problems and solutions.

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.

1366 10:30a-12:45p MW SCI 153 Wong W W

10:00a-12:15p T SCI 301 Wong W W
Above section 1366 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1367 10:30a-12:45p MW SCI 153 Wong W W

10:00a-12:15p Th SCI 301 Wong W W
Above section 1367 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

1368 1:30p-3:45p TTh SCI 157 Walker Waugh M V

4:45p-7:00p T SCI 332 Walker Waugh M V
Above section 1368 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1369 1:30p-3:45p TTh SCI 157 Walker Waugh M V

4:45p-7:00p Th SCI 332 Walker Waugh M V
Above section 1369 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

4071 6:45p-9:00p TTh SCI 157 Mejia Leiva C N

6:45p-9:00p M SCI 322 Mejia Leiva C N
Above section 4071 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

4072 6:45p-9:00p TTh SCI 157 Mejia Leiva C N

6:45p-9:00p W SCI 322 Mejia Leiva C N
Above section 4072 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

CHEM 10, Introductory General Chemistry 5 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB) Prerequisite: Math 31 or Math 49.

*UC gives no credit for Chemistry 10 if taken after Chemistry 11. Maximum UC credit for Chemistry 9 and 10 combined is one course.

Chemistry 10 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 nutrition). 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.

1371 8:00a-10:15a MW SCI 153 Strathearn M D

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

1372 8:00a-10:15a MW SCI 153 Strathearn M D

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

1373 8:00a-10:15a TTh SCI 153 Abbani M A

10:30a-12:45p T SCI 332 Abbani M A
Above section 1373 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1374 8:00a-10:15a TTh SCI 153 Abbani M A

10:30a-12:45p Th SCI 332 Abbani M A
Above section 1374 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1375 10:15a-12:30p MW SCI 140 Hernandez R V

7:30a-9:45a T SCI 301 Hernandez R V

1376 10:15a-12:30p MW SCI 140 Hernandez R V

7:30a-9:45a Th SCI 301 Staff

1377 10:30a-12:45p MW SCI 157 Abrams K J

1:45p-4:00p M SCI 332 Abrams K J

1378 10:30a-12:45p MW SCI 157 Abrams K J

4:45p-7:00p W SCI 301 Abrams K J

1379 10:45a-1:00p MW SCI 155 Lavallee R J

12:45p-3:00p T SCI 322 Lavallee R J
Above section 1379 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1380 10:45a-1:00p MW SCI 155 Lavallee R J

12:45p-3:00p Th SCI 322 Lavallee R J
Above section 1380 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1381 1:30p-3:45p MW SCI 157 Walker Waugh M V

4:45p-7:00p M SCI 332 Walker Waugh M V
Above section 1381 is part of the Black Collegians Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information. Above section is part of the Latino Center Adelante Program. See Special Programs section of schedule for program information. Above section 1381 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1382 1:30p-3:45p MW SCI 157 Walker Waugh M V

4:45p-7:00p W SCI 332 Walker Waugh M V
Above section 1382 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional program information. Above section 1382 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1383 1:30p-3:45p MW SCI 155 Lavallee R J

3:30p-5:45p T SCI 322 Lavallee R J
Above section 1383 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1384 1:30p-3:45p MW SCI 155 Lavallee R J

3:30p-5:45p Th SCI 322 Lavallee R J
Above section 1384 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1385 3:15p-5:30p TTh SCI 155 Bartlett D D

6:00p-8:15p Th SCI 322 Bartlett D D

1386 3:15p-5:30p TTh SCI 155 Bartlett D D

6:00p-8:15p T SCI 322 Bartlett D D

1387 3:30p-5:45p TTh SCI 153 Ko H

1:00p-3:15p T SCI 332 Ko H

1388 3:30p-5:45p TTh SCI 153 Ko H

1:00p-3:15p Th SCI 332 Ko H

1389 4:00p-6:15p MW SCI 155 Liu C

11:15a-1:30p M SCI 332 Liu C

1390 4:00p-6:15p MW SCI 155 Liu C

11:30a-1:45p F SCI 332 Liu C

NEW 3590 4:00p-6:15p MW SCI 157 Cordeiro R C

9:00a-11:15a T SCI 305 Cordeiro R C

1391 4:15p-6:30p MW SCI 153 Nguyen Th H

4:00p-6:15p F SCI 322 Nguyen Th H

1392 4:15p-6:30p MW SCI 153 Nguyen Th H

7:15p-9:30p W SCI 301 Nguyen Th H

1393 4:15p-6:30p TTh SCI 157 Taylor S M

4:15p-6:30p M SCI 322 Taylor S M
Above section 1393 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional program information.

1394 4:15p-6:30p TTh SCI 157 Taylor S M

4:15p-6:30p W SCI 322 Taylor S M

4073 7:15p-9:30p MW SCI 153 Ebrahimi H

7:15p-9:30p T SCI 332 Ebrahimi H

4074 7:15p-9:30p MW SCI 153 Ebrahimi H

7:15p-9:30p Th SCI 332 Ebrahimi H

4075 7:15p-9:30p TTh SCI 155 Chung G G

7:15p-9:30p M SCI 332 Chung G G

4076 7:15p-9:30p TTh SCI 155 Chung G G

7:15p-9:30p W SCI 332 Chung G G

CHEM 11, General Chemistry I 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: CHEM 110. 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. Students taking Chemistry 11 and 12 must have access to the Internet to complete class assignments.

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, analytical, inorganic, and organic chemistry. Topics to be discussed include atomic structure, chemical bonding, common types of reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and the properties of gases, liquids, and solids.

1395 7:30a-10:00a MW SCI 140 Hsieh J M

12:00p-4:00p M SCI 322 Hsieh J M
Above section 1395 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1396 7:30a-10:00a MW SCI 140 Hsieh J M

12:00p-4:00p W SCI 322 Hsieh J M
Above section 1396 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1397 7:30a-10:00a MW SCI 140 Hsieh J M

7:30a-11:30a F SCI 322 Hsieh J M
Above section 1397 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1398 8:00a-10:30a TTh SCI 155 Scholefield M R

2:00p-6:00p F SCI 332 Scholefield M R

1399 8:00a-10:30a TTh SCI 155 Scholefield M R

8:30a-12:30p F SCI 301 Scholefield M R

1400 12:45p-3:15p MW SCI 140 Papazyan A

7:30a-11:30a M SCI 322 Papazyan A

1401 12:45p-3:15p MW SCI 140 Papazyan A

7:30a-11:30a W SCI 322 Scholefield M R

1402 12:45p-3:15p TTh SCI 140 Nauli S

7:15a-11:15a T SCI 322 Nauli S
Above section 1402 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1403 12:45p-3:15p TTh SCI 140 Nauli S

7:15a-11:15a Th SCI 322 Nauli S
Above section 1403 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1404 12:45p-3:15p TTh SCI 140 Nauli S

11:45a-3:45p F SCI 322 Nauli S
Above section 1404 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab. Above section 1404 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional program information.

1405 3:45p-6:15p MW SCI 140 Toivonen J E

8:00a-12:00p W SCI 332 Toivonen J E

1406 3:45p-6:15p MW SCI 140 Toivonen J E

7:15a-11:15a F SCI 332 Nauli S
Above section 1406 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

4077 7:00p-9:30p MW SCI 140 Dhar G

6:30p-10:30p T SCI 301 Gallogly E B

4078 7:00p-9:30p MW SCI 140 Dhar G

6:30p-10:30p Th SCI 301 Schmidt E

CHEM 12, General Chemistry II 5 units

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

Students taking Chemistry 11 and 12 must have access to the Internet to complete class assignments.

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

1407 8:00a-10:30a MW SCI 155 Murphy J E

12:15p-4:15p M SCI 301 Murphy J E

1408 8:00a-10:30a MW SCI 155 Murphy J E
Above section 1408 is part of the Science and Research Initiative SRI/STEM Program and enrollment will be temporarily limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/stem for additional program information.

12:15p-4:15p W SCI 301 Murphy J E

1409 8:30a-11:00a TTh SCI 140 Gallogly E B

12:30p-4:30p T SCI 301 Gallogly E B
Above section 1409 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1410 8:30a-11:00a TTh SCI 140 Gallogly E B

12:30p-4:30p W SCI 332 Gallogly E B
Above section 1410 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1411 8:30a-11:00a TTh SCI 140 Gallogly E B

12:30p-4:30p Th SCI 301 Gallogly E B
Above section 1411 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1412 1:30p-4:00p MW SCI 153 Bautista M R

8:00a-12:00p M SCI 301 Bautista M R
Above section 1412 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1413 1:30p-4:00p MW SCI 153 Bautista M R

8:00a-12:00p W SCI 301 Bautista M R
Above section 1413 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

4079 6:00p-10:30p M SCI 301 Schmidt E

6:00p-10:30p T SCI 153 Schmidt E

CHEM 19, Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences, + LAB) Prerequisite: Math 31 or Math 49.

This one-semester course is designed for students preparing for studies in nursing or related allied health professions. Topics include measurements, unit conversions, atomic and molecular structure, chemical reactions and equations, gases, solutions and acid/base chemistry. There will be a special emphasis on properties and reactions of biologically relevant compounds.

This course is NOT equivalent to CHEM 10 and does NOT meet the prerequisite requirement for CHEM 11.

1414 8:00a-10:15a MW SCI 157 Schwyter D H

8:00a-11:00a Th SCI 305 Schwyter D H

1415 8:00a-10:15a MW SCI 157 Schwyter D H

1:00p-4:00p Th SCI 305 Schwyter D H

1416 8:00a-10:15a TTh SCI 157 Pecorelli T A

8:00a-11:00a M SCI 332 Pecorelli T A

1417 8:00a-10:15a TTh SCI 157 Pecorelli T A

1:00p-4:00p M SCI 305 Pecorelli T A

1418 12:45p-3:00p TTh SCI 155 Pecorelli T A

8:00a-11:00a F SCI 305 Pecorelli T A

CHEM 21, Organic Chemistry I 5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: CHEM 150. 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.

1419 12:45p-3:15p TTh SCI 153 Dong T A

8:45a-12:45p M SCI 305 Dong T A
Above section 1419 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

1420 12:45p-3:15p TTh SCI 153 Dong T A

8:45a-12:45p W SCI 305 Dong T A
Above section 1420 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

4080 6:30p-9:00p MW SCI 157 Kline M L

2:00p-6:00p T SCI 305 Kline M L
Above section 4080 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

4081 6:30p-9:00p MW SCI 157 Kline M L

6:00p-10:00p Th SCI 305 Kline M L
Above section 4081 requires that students must use a computer with internet access to complete assignments and prepare for class and lab.

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

1421 3:30p-6:00p TTh SCI 140 Ferede R

CHEM 24, Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 2 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences lab) Prerequisite/Corequisite: Chemistry 22.

*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.

1422 12:15p-5:20p F SCI 305 Ferede R

1423 1:00p-6:05p W SCI 305 Ferede R

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