CHEM 2090

CHEM 2090

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4555 CHEM 2090   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    All seats are currently reserved for incoming Engineering freshmen for Fall 2022. Current students will not be able to enroll in CHEM 2090 using Student Center. If you wish to be considered for placement in CHEM 2090 for the Fall 2022 semester, please add your name on the CHEM 2090 waitlist at https://chemlabs.arts.cornell.edu/waitlist.cfm by (date and time) for priority consideration. You may indicate multiple lab times (up to three) on your waitlist entry and are encouraged to do so. Students who add themselves to the waitlist are placed into CHEM 2090, after freshmen pre-enrollment in July, space permitting.

  •  4556 CHEM 2090   LAB 401

    • M
    • Aug 29 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: 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.

  •  4557 CHEM 2090   LAB 402

    • T
    • Aug 29 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: 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.

  •  4558 CHEM 2090   LAB 403

    • W
    • Aug 29 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: 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.

  •  4559 CHEM 2090   LAB 404

    • R
    • Aug 29 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: 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.

  •  6057 CHEM 2090   LAB 405

    • F
    • Aug 29 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: 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.