Chemistry 9: Everyday Chemistry
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 as they relate to the world around them. They will also learn various lab techniques, including the safe and competent handling of chemicals and laboratory equipment.
Chemistry 10: Introductory General Chemistry
Prerequisite: Math 31 with minimum grade of C.
This course is an introductory laboratory course that fulfills the prerequisite for Chemistry 11. It introduces principles, laws, and nomenclature of inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry. U. C. gives no credit for Chem. 10 if taken after Chem. 11.
Chemistry 11: General Chemistry I
Prerequisite: Chemistry 10 with a grade of C or better and Math 20 (intermediate algebra) with a grade of C or better. The student may challenge the Chem 10 prerequisite by taking the Chem 10 Challenge exam. It is recommended that Math 2 (pre-calculus) be taken concurrently.
This course is the first semester of a standard two-semester freshman college chemistry course (Chem 11 and Chem 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.
Chemistry 12: General Chemistry II
Prerequisite: Chemistry 11 with a grade of C or better and Math 2 (pre-calculus) with a grade of C or better.
This course is a continuation of Chem 11. Topics covered include kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, precipitation reactions, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.
Chemistry 21: Organic Chemistry I
Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 with a grade of C or better.
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.
Chemistry 22: Organic Chemistry II
Prerequisite: Chemistry 21 with a grade of C or better.
This course is a continuation of Chemistry 21, with an 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.
Chemistry 24: Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Corequisite: Chemistry 22. Students must have completed Chemistry 22 with a C or better or be concurrently enrolled in Chemistry 22 at SMC in order to enroll in Chemistry 24.
This course is the second semester of organic chemistry laboratory. The laboratory work involves synthesis, structure determination, reaction mechanisms, 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 forms of chromatography.
Maximum UC credit for Chemistry 22 and Chemistry 24 combined is 5 units.
Chemistry 31: Biochemistry I
Prerequisite: Chemistry 22 with a grade of C or better.
This course is a survey of biochemistry that introduces the student to the structure and function of important 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, oxidative phosphorylation, gluconeogenesis, and the pentose phosphate pathway. The laboratory section of the course provides an introduction to common biochemistry lab procedures including amino acid titration, peptide analysis, column chromatography, spectroscopy, electrophoresis, and the kinetic analysis of enzyme-catalyzed reactions.