The Basic Principles of Chemistry
Syllabus, Bachelor's level, 1KB013
- 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
General entry requirements and Biology 2, Physics 1a/1b1+1b2, Chemistry 2, Mathematics 4 or Biology B, Physics A, Chemistry B, Mathematics D
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- Account for electronic structure in atoms and the theoretical background to the periodic table, and relate these to the properties of elements
- Account for the meaning of commonly encountered values and concepts in stoichiometry, equilibria, basic thermodynamics and basic reaction kinetics, as well as and carry out calculations within these fields
- Explain the different types of chemical bonds and intermolecular forces and relate these to the physical properties of matter, carry out simple calculations regarding intermolecular forces relevant to different types of transport processes in solution
- Carry out relatively basic laboratory work in a correct and safe manner, carry out simple risk and safety analyses, as well as document laboratory work in a laboratory journal in a scientifically correct manner.
- Describe the implications of the course content for people and the environment
, Electronic structure of the atom, basic quantum mechanical concepts, periodic table, stoichiometry, basic kinetics, thermodynamics and electrochemistry, equilibria including buffer systems, chemical bonding, intermolecular and intramolecular forces and their effects on the physical properties of substances, surface tension, surfactants, conductivity, diffusion, viscosity and sedimentation. Technological applications related to the content of the course ; laboratory technique, basic risk assessment.
Lectures, exercises, laboratory sessions, seminars and project
Written examinations are organised during and at the end of the course and correspond to 5 and 4 credits respectively. The laboratory sessions correspond to 5 credits and the project corresponds to 1 credit. The final grade is a weighted average of the results of the different parts 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.
The course can not be included in higher education qualification together with 1KB001 Chemical Principles II and 1KB007 Basic Chemistry / 1KB000 Chemical Principles I.
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2023
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- Reading list valid from Autumn 2022, version 1
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2021
- Reading list valid from Spring 2019
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- Reading list valid from Autumn 2016
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2015
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2014