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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

Chemists study the properties of matter and make qualitative and quantitative analysis of many substances. They conduct a variety of experiments and tests in laboratories to develop new knowledge or maintain control over the quality of existing products and procedures. Chemists may work in research and development, or production and quality control in the chemical manufacturing industry, and in education or government institutions.

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 smc.edu/si.

CHEM 9, Everyday Chemistry 5 units

Transfer: UC*, CSU IGETC AREA 5A (Physical Sciences + LAB) Satisfies Global Citizenship

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

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.

Course Number:1106 Time:1:30 p.m.-6:35 p.m. MW Location:SCI 305 Instructor:Mejia Leiva C N

Course Number:  Time:1:30 p.m.-6:35 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 140 Instructor:Mejia Leiva C N

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.

Course Number:1107 Time:8 a.m.-12:05 p.m. MW Location:SCI 322 Instructor:Strathearn M D

Course Number:  Time:8 a.m.-12:05 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 155 Instructor:Strathearn M D

Course Number:  Time:8 a.m.-12:05 p.m. F Location:SCI 157 Instructor:Strathearn M D

Course Number:1108 Time:8 a.m.-1:05 p.m. MW Location:SCI 332 Instructor:Taylor S M

Course Number:  Time:8 a.m.-1:05 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 157 Instructor:Taylor S M

Course Number:1109 Time:8 a.m.-1:05 p.m. MW Location:SCI 153 Instructor:Ko H

Course Number:  Time:8 a.m.-1:05 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 332 Instructor:Ko H

Course Number:1110 Time:12:30 p.m.-4:35 p.m. MWF Location:SCI 322 Instructor:Dong T A

Course Number:  Time:12:30 p.m.-4:35 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 155 Instructor:Dong T A

Course Number:1112 Time:1:30 p.m.-5:35 p.m. MW Location:SCI 332 Instructor:Papazyan A

Course Number:  Time:1:30 p.m.-5:35 p.m. TThF Location:SCI 157 Instructor:Papazyan A

Course Number:1113 Time:1:30 p.m.-6:35 p.m. MW Location:SCI 157 Instructor:Schmidt E

Course Number:  Time:1:30 p.m.-6:35 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 332 Instructor:Schmidt E

Course Number:1114 Time:2 p.m.-7:05 p.m. MW Location:SCI 301 Instructor:Walker Waugh M V

Course Number:  Time:2 p.m.-7:05 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 153 Instructor:Walker Waugh M V

Course Number:4011 Time:6 p.m.-10 p.m. MW Location:SCI 332 Instructor:Liu C

Course Number:  Time:6 p.m.-10 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 155 Instructor:Liu C Above section 4011 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 09.

Course Number:4012 Time:6 p.m.-10 p.m. MW Location:SCI 322 Instructor:Ebrahimi H

Course Number:  Time:6 p.m.-10 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 157 Instructor:Ebrahimi H Above section 4012 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 09.

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.

Course Number:1115 Time:7:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. MWF Location:SCI 155 Instructor:Abbani M A

Course Number:  Time:7:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 322 Instructor:Abbani M A

Course Number:1116 Time:1:30 p.m.-6:40 p.m. MWF Location:SCI 153 Instructor:Pecorelli T A

Course Number:  Time:1:30 p.m.-6:40 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 322 Instructor:Pecorelli T A

Course Number:  Time:1:30 p.m.-6:40 p.m. MWF Location:SCI 153 Instructor:Scholefield M R

Course Number:  Time:1:30 p.m.-6:40 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 322 Instructor:Scholefield M R

Course Number:4013 Time:5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. MW Location:SCI 155 Instructor:Dhar G

Course Number:  Time:5:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 301 Instructor:Dhar G Above section 4013 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 09.

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.

Course Number:1117 Time:7:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. MWF Location:SCI 140 Instructor:Nauli S

Course Number:  Time:7:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 301 Instructor:Nauli S

Course Number:  Time:7:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. MWF Location:SCI 140 Instructor:Bartlett D D

Course Number:  Time:7:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m. TTh Location:SCI 301 Instructor:Bartlett D D

Course Number:1118 Time:8 a.m.-1:10 p.m. MW Location:SCI 301 Instructor:Hsieh J M

Course Number:  Time:8 a.m.-1:10 p.m. TThF Location:SCI 153 Instructor:Hsieh J M

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.

Course Number:1119 Time:8 a.m.-1:10 p.m. TF Location:SCI 305 Instructor:Anderson Jamey L

Course Number:  Time:8 a.m.-1:10 p.m. MW Location:SCI 157 Instructor:Klein D R

Course Number:  Time:8 a.m.-1:10 p.m. Th Location:SCI 140 Instructor:Klein D 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 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.

Course Number:1120 Time:1:30 p.m.-6:20 p.m. MWF Location:SCI 140 Instructor:Toivonen J E

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