Basic Chemistry

10 credits

Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1KB007

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Education cycle
First cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Chemistry G1N
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 30 August 2018
Responsible department
Department of Chemistry - BMC

Entry requirements

General entry requirements and Physics 2, Chemistry 1, Mathematics 4 or Physics B, Chemistry A, Mathematics E

Learning outcomes

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

  • account for the electron structure at atoms and the theoretical background to the periodic system and relate these to the physical and chemical properties of elements
  • describe various types of chemical bonding and intermolecular forces and relate them to the physical properties of matter
  • account for the meaning of common properties and concepts within stoichiometry, kinetics, basic thermodynamics and chemical equilibrium and apply these to carry out calculations as well as solve problems within these fields.
  • carry out basic laboratory work in a correct and safe way and carry out simpler risk and security assessments
  • document laboratory work in laboratory journal and oral/in writing account for the results of the laboratory session
  • give examples of how parts of the course connect to activities within society and industry with relevance for the education and describe how the course content has importance for man, the environment, and society


The atom's electronic structure, basic quantum mechanics concepts, the periodic system, chemical bonding, inter and intramolecular forces, stoichiometry, basic kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry, chemical equilibria including the buffer systems. Laboratory methodology and basic risk assessment


Lectures, lessons, laboratory work, seminars and project.


Written examinations are organised at the end of the course and corresponds 5 credits. The laboratory sessions correspond to 4 credits and assignments 1 credit. To pass final grades is required that all parts have been passed. The final grade corresponds to a weighted sum of the results of the. the different components of the course.

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.

Other directives

This course cannot be included in a degree together with the course 1KB000 (Chemical principles I) or 1KB013 (The basic principles of chemistry).