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
120 credits including (1) 90 credits in chemistry and physics, including 60 credits in chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry, 10 credits, and Physical Chemistry, 5 credits, or (2) 75 credits in physics or chemistry and participation in 30 credits of courses in materials science. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
explain the principles of homogeneous, heterogeneous and bio-catalysis and give examples of important catalytic reactions, with an emphasis on those related to renewable (solar) fuel production.
explain the reaction kinetics of catalytic systems.
use and explain relevant experimental methods to perform and monitor catalytic reactions under homogenous and heterogeneous conditions.
identify and use theoretical models to interpret data from different chemical characterization methods in the field of catalysis
explain chemical bonding, coordination, and structure in terms of crystal and ligand field theory for both solid state materials and molecular systems
explain how the geometry as well as electronic structure of selected (bio)-molecules and solid state materials affect their chemical properties with relevance for catalytic applications.
The basic principles of catalysis, including kinetics and mechanistic models. Heterogeneous and homogenous catalysis as weel as biocatalysis of relevance to renewable energy, e.g. artificial photosynthesis, and other relevant/representative examples. The fundamentals of electrocatalysis and the effects of coupling proton and electron transfer for catalytic redox reactions. Introduction to the Sabatier principle and volcano plots. The engineering of electrocatalytic materials. Surface properties and function in heterogeneous catalysis. Structure, bonding and reactivity of coordination compounds and metalloorganic complexes based on transition metals. MO theory and 18-electron rule. Mechanisms for ligand substitution and ligand activation. Whole cell biocatalysis, enzyme catalysis, and bioinspired molecular design of relevance for artificial photosynthesis.
Lectures, seminars and laboratory work.
Written examination (4 credits) and laboratory sessions (1 credit). The final grade will be based on the weighted sum of these components.
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.
The course cannot be included in the same degree as 1KB255 or 1KB272.