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.
perform practical chemical laboratory work in a well-planned, responsible, and safe manner.
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.
Lectures, classes, seminars, and laboratory work.
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.