Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
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:
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.
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.
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
10 credits in mathematics, participation in Several Variable Calculus, and Chemical Principles I/Basic Chemistry, 10 credits, or Basic Materials Chemistry, 5 credits.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
discuss the consequences of the main laws of thermodynamic as well as the connection between intermolecular interactions and changes of state
calculate changes in thermodynamic properties for various types of changes of state, both within a phase and for phase transitions
carry out thermodynamic calculations on different types of mixtures as well as reaction and phase equilibria, and interpret the results
use statistical considerations at a molecular level to calculate thermodynamic properties from spectroscopic data as well as interpret the results through reasoning about molecular properties
document laboratory work in laboratory journals, plan and carry out laboratory work in a correct way and present the results in a report
give examples how the course contents has importance for people and environment
The laws of thermodynamics; enthalpy, entropy, internal energy, free energy, chemical potential, phase equilibria; mixtures, solutions, colligative properties and chemical reaction equilibrium; Boltzmann's distribution law, ensembles and partition functions; Laboratory methodology. Numerical calculations of thermodynamic properties.
Lectures, problem-solving sessions and laboratory work.
Written examinations are organised at the end of the course correspond to 3 HE credits. Laboratory sessions correspond to 2 HE credits. For a pass mark, it is required that all the parts have been assessed passed. The final grade corresponds to a weighted average of the results from the written examination, the laboratory work.
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.