CHEM 2090

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

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 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, 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
  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8689CHEM 2090  LEC 001

  • Non-Engineering students will only be admitted by receiving department approval. Please see Carl Cornell in Baker Lab 131 for more information. 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/course-information.

  •  8690CHEM 2090  LAB 401

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  • Monday labs begin the first full week of classes. Late comers for 1st meeting of labs, forfeit their spot but are not automatically dropped from the course. 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/course-information.

  •  8691CHEM 2090  LAB 402

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  • Tuesday labs begin the first full week of classes. Late comers for 1st meeting of labs, forfeit their spot but are not automatically dropped from the course. 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/course-information.

  •  8692CHEM 2090  LAB 403

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  • Wednesday labs begin the first full week of classes. Late comers for 1st meeting of labs, forfeit their spot but are not automatically dropped from the course. 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/course-information.

  •  8693CHEM 2090  LAB 404

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  • Thursday labs begin the first full week of classes. Late comers for 1st meeting of labs, forfeit their spot but are not automatically dropped from the course. 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/course-information.

  •  8694CHEM 2090  LAB 405

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  • Friday labs begin the first full week of classes. Late comers for 1st meeting of labs, forfeit their spot but are not automatically dropped from the course. 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/course-information.