Syllabus for Basic Materials Chemistry

Grundläggande materialkemi

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1KB201
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Chemistry G1F, Technology G1F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle
    G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

    Second cycle
    A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified.

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2007-03-19
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2019-02-13
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements: Participation in Introduction to Materials Science, 5 credits.
  • Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • describe the electron structure at the atoms and the theoretical background to periodic table and use this to systematise property trends for elements.
  • use models for chemical bonding and relate bonding type and bond strength to the chemical and physical properties of matter.
  • describe production methods for technically important elements.
  • describe common structure types for crystalline substances.
  • explain the meaning of common thermodynamic quantities and use thermodynamic data for calculations.
  • describe the difference between how kinetics and thermodynamics influence the spontaneity and rate of chemical reactions.
  • describe basic concepts within electrochemistry.

Content

Stoichiometry. The electron structure of atoms. The period table of elements. Chemical bonding. Crystal structures. Chemical thermodynamics. Elementary electrochemistry. Production methods for more important metals.

Instruction

Lectures, classes, seminars, and laboratory work.

Assessment

Seminars and laboratory work with written reports equivalent 1 HE credit. Written examination at the end of the course equivalent 4 HE credits. 
 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.