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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 2090 - Engineering General Chemistry


Fall, spring. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

Forbidden Overlap: Students may receive credit for only one course in the following group: CHEM 1560 , CHEM 2070 , CHEM 2090, CHEM 2160 . Enrollment limited to Engineering students; students from other colleges cannot take CHEM 2090 without written permission from the Chemistry Office of Undergraduate Studies. Prerequisite: high school chemistry or permission of instructor. 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. Chem 2090 has a $20 nonrefundable lab fee that covers cost of safety goggles, lab apron and breakage.

B. R. Crane (fall) and G. Chan (spring).

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.



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