Syllabus for Colloid and Interface Chemistry
Yt- och kolloidkemi
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 10 credits
- Course code: 1KB303
- Education cycle: First cycle
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
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2009-03-12
- Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Revised: 2015-04-17
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2015
60 credits chemistry including Chemical Principles I/Basic Chemistry, 10 credits, as well as Physical Chemistry I, 5 credits, or The Basic Principles of Chemistry, 15 credits.
- Responsible department: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to
- discuss fundamental concepts in surface chemistry as well as analyse and carry out calculations of surface chemical problems relevant to these concepts
- discuss and account for factors that affect phase behaviour and aggregation structure in self-associating systems
- analyse and solve problems calculations concerning thermodynamic and electrostatic properties of colloids
- account for how electrokinetic effects arise and carry out calculations of corresponding properties
- give examples of how the different parts of the course are linked to activities within society and industry
- carry out risk and safety assessments for laboratory work as well as discuss and document laboratory in written form the contents and results of the laboratory sessions
Surface thermodynamics, surface tension and surface adsorption. Wetting and contact angle. Electric double layers and electrokinetic processes. Micells and self-associating systems. Interactions between colloidal particles. Polymer adsorption and steric stabilisation. Technical applications of systems containing surface active components and colloids.
Lectures, teaching sessions, seminars, laboratory sessions and projects.
Seminars (2 credits), laboratory exercises (2 credits) as well as project with oral presentation and written report (3 credits) during the course. Written examination at the end of the course (3 credits). The final grade is based on a weighted sum of performances in the written examination, seminars and laboratory exercises.
- Latest syllabus (applies from Spring 2019)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2015)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2014)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2011)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2010, version 2)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2010, version 1)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2009)
Applies from: Autumn 2015
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Pashley, Richard M.;
Karaman, Marilyn E.
Applied colloid and surface chemistry
Chichester: Wiley, cop. 2004