The chemistry of the elements follows predictable trends throughout the periodic table. This course guides students through the reactivity and properties of the elements from the perspective of electronic structure and bonding. An emphasis is placed on transition-metal and main-group chemistry. Students will learn about the role of coordination chemistry in renewable energy (batteries, solar energy, and magnets) and environmental applications.
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Content and learning outcomes
Transition metal chemistry
Main group chemistry
Applications of chemistry for renewable energy and the environment
The chemistry of alkali- and alkali-earth metals
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
- summarize periodic trends from the elements including electronic structure, bonding, reactivity, and other physical properties, as well as, use that knowledge to determine reaction products.
- evaluate literature on inorganic chemistry
- generate and analyze experimental data in a practical laboratory.
Literature and preparations
Finshed degree project 15 credits, 75 credits in chemistry or chemical engineering, English B/6.
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory work, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Oral exam, 6.5 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.
Other requirements for final grade
Final examination (TEN1; 6.5 points)
Practical laboratory (LAB1; 1.0 point)
The final grade is the same as the grade on the written exam.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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 about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web CK2020