CHEM R120 - General Chemistry I

Course description:
This course studies fundamental principles and theories of chemistry with special emphasis on calculations of solution chemistry, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium and oxidation-reduction; includes discussion of quantum mechanical model of the atom, kinetic-molecular theory, and periodic table. Lab is designed to develop quantitative relationships through experiments, and to introduce inorganic preparative procedures and computer analysis of data. Field trips may be required.

Prerequisites:lab explosion

  • CHEM R110 (Elementary Chemistry)
  • MATH R014 (Intermediate Algebra)

Prerequisite for:
CHEM R120 is required for the following courses:

  • BIOL R120 (Principles of Biology I)
  • CHEM R122 (General Chemistry II)
  • CHEM R130 (Organic Chemistry I)

Degree fulfillment:
CHEM R120 can be used to fulfill major requirements for the following programs:

  • A.A. in Biology
  • A.A. in Chemistry (required course)
  • A.S. in Chemistry (required course)
  • A.A. in General Studies Pattern I, Natural Sciences emphasis
  • A.A. in General Studies Pattern II, Natural Sciences or Mathematics emphasis
  • A.A. in General Studies Pattern III, Natural Sciences or Mathematics emphasis
  • A.S. in Physics (required course)

GE fulfillment:
CHEM R120 partially fulfills General Education requirement A (Natural Sciences) for all associate degrees at Oxnard College (when not used to fulfill a major requirement).

IGETC and CSU GE-Breadth fulfillment:

  • CHEM R120 partially fulfills the Area 5 (Physical and Biological Sciences) requirement for IGETC certification.
  • CHEM R120 partially fulfills the Area B (Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning) requirement for CSU-GE Breadth certification.

See a counselor for more information on IGETC or CSU GE-Breadth certification.

Some transfer information:

Credit for CHEM R120 can be transferred to several universities; the chart below shows a few of the possibilities. For more complete transfer information, see a counselor at the Transfer Center or visit ASSIST online.

University          CHEM R120 equivalent
CSUCI CHEM 110 or 121
UCSB CHEM 1A & 1AL
CSUN CHEM 101 & 101L