CHEM 2090

CHEM 2090

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2014-2015.

Covers basic chemical concepts, such as reactivity and bonding of molecules, intermolecular forces in liquids and solids, gases, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, introductory quantum mechanics, and kinetics. Attention will be focused on aspects of chemistry most pertinent to engineering.

When Offered Fall, spring.

Fees Course fee: $20 nonrefundable lab fee that covers cost of safety goggles, lab apron and breakage.
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: Engineering students; students from other colleges cannot take CHEM 2090 without written permission from the Chemistry Office of Undergraduate Studies.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: high school chemistry or permission of instructor.
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: Students may receive credit for only one course in the following group: CHEM 1560, CHEM 2070 and CHEM 2090.

Comments CHEM 2090 is required of all Engineering freshmen and is a prerequisite for CHEM 2080. Entering students exceptionally well prepared in chemistry may receive advanced placement credit for General Chemistry by demonstrating competence in the advanced placement examination of the College Entrance Examination Board or in the departmental examination given at Cornell before classes start in the fall. Co-enrollment in a one-credit Academic Excellence Workshop (ENGRG 1009) is an option for engineering students who wish to enhance their understanding of the course material.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6496CHEM 2090  LEC 001

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  • Instruction Mode:
    See individual labs for staring dates, latecomers for 1st mtg of labs, forfeit their spot but are not automatically dropped from the course.

  •  6497CHEM 2090  LAB 401

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  • Instruction Mode:
    Labs begin Monday, Sept. 8. Non-freshman Engineering students needing to take this course should contact the Engineering advising office.

  •  6498CHEM 2090  LAB 402

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  • Instruction Mode:
    Labs begin Tuesday, Sept. 2. Non-freshman Engineering students needing to take this course should contact the Engineering advising office.

  •  6499CHEM 2090  LAB 403

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  • Instruction Mode:
    Labs begin Wednesday, Sept. 3. Non-freshman Engineering students needing to take this course should contact the Engineering advising office.

  •  6500CHEM 2090  LAB 404

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  • Instruction Mode:
    Labs begin Thursday, Sept. 4. Non-freshman Engineering students needing to take this course should contact the Engineering advising office.

  • 16929CHEM 2090  LAB 405

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  • Instruction Mode:
    Labs begin Friday, Sept. 5. Non-freshman Engineering students needing to take this course should contact the Engineering advising office.