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CK1285 Chemical Equilibrium 5.0 credits

The course focuses on a quantitative analysis of acid / base, gas, distribution, solubility, coordination and redox equilibria. The course aims to give a general understanding of how equilibria affect the composition of a system. As examples natural cycles and industrial processes will be discussed. How the equilibrium concept can be practically utilized to influence a reaction will be exemplified practically in inorganic labs.

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Application

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 14 Jan 2025 programme students

Application code

60639

Headings with content from the Course syllabus CK1285 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course focuses on a quantitative analysis of acid / base, gas, distribution, solubility, coordination and redox equilibria. The course aims to give a general understanding of how equilibria affect the composition of a system. As examples natural cycles and industrial processes will be discussed. How the equilibrium concept can be practically utilized to influence a reaction will be exemplified practically in inorganic labs. 

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • Describe a chemical system at equilibrium using relevant equations and solve the system of euqations to determine the properties of the chemical system.
  • Independently plan and perform wet chemical work in accordance with standard procedures for safe handling of chemicals and apply the equilibrium concept.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Completed upper-secondary school before 1 July 2011 and adult education at upper-secondary level before 1 July 2012

Specific entry requirements: mathematics E, physics B and chemistry A. In each of the subjects the grade Passed or 3 is required.

Completed upper-secondary school from 1 July 2011 and adult education at upper-secondary level from 1 July 2012 (Gy2011)

Specific entry requirements: Physics 2, Chemistry 1 and Mathematics 4. In each of the subjects a pass grade or better is required.

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory exercises, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

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Main field of study

Technology

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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