CHEM 2090

CHEM 2090

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

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

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Fees Lab fee: $20 (non-refundable) 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: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: CHEM 1560, CHEM 2070, 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

  •  4688CHEM 2090  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Musser, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Labs begin Monday, September 9. If you are unable to register for a lab section you need to sign-up on the Chemistry waiting list accessible only at http://chemlabs.arts.cornell.edu. Further information about the waiting list is available at the following link: http://chemistry.cornell.edu/resources#wait-list

  •  4689CHEM 2090  LAB 401

    • M
    • Aug 30 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    If you are unable to register for a lab section you need to sign-up on the Chemistry waiting list accessible only at http://chemlabs.arts.cornell.edu.

  •  4690CHEM 2090  LAB 402

    • T
    • Aug 31 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    If you are unable to register for a lab section you need to sign-up on the Chemistry waiting list accessible only at http://chemlabs.arts.cornell.edu.

  •  4691CHEM 2090  LAB 403

    • W
    • Sep 1 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    If you are unable to register for a lab section you need to sign-up on the Chemistry waiting list accessible only at http://chemlabs.arts.cornell.edu.

  •  4692CHEM 2090  LAB 404

    • R
    • Sep 2 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    If you are unable to register for a lab section you need to sign-up on the Chemistry waiting list accessible only at http://chemlabs.arts.cornell.edu.

  •  6522CHEM 2090  LAB 405

    • F
    • Sep 3 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    If you are unable to register for a lab section you need to sign-up on the Chemistry waiting list accessible only at http://chemlabs.arts.cornell.edu.