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CK2020 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 7.5 credits

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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Headings with content from the Course syllabus CK2020 (Autumn 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Transition metal chemistry
Main group chemistry
Coordination chemistry
Applications of chemistry for renewable energy and the environment
The chemistry of alkali- and alkali-earth metals
F-block chemistry

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

Specific prerequisites

Finshed degree project 15 credits, 75 credits in chemistry or chemical engineering, English B/6.

Recommended prerequisites

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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


  • 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)

Written exam

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

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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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.

Offered by

Main field of study

Chemical Science and Engineering, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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