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KD1000 Chemical Principles for Sustainabillty 3.0 credits

About course offering

For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

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Part of programme

Degree Programme Open Entrance, åk 1, Mandatory


P4 (3.0 hp)


17 Mar 2025
2 Jun 2025

Pace of study


Form of study

Normal Daytime

Language of instruction


Course location

KTH Campus

Number of places

Places are not limited

Planned modular schedule


For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students

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For course offering

Spring 2025 Start 17 Mar 2025 programme students


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Headings with content from the Course syllabus KD1000 (Spring 2024–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course aims to give an introduction to the structure of atoms and molecules, chemical equilibria and chemical thermodynamics. The chemical concepts that will be discussed will be illustrated with examples related to environmental chemistry and sustainable development. The course provides a good basis for further education in chemistry. The course covers:

  • Structure of atoms and molecules
  • States of matter and phase transitions
  • Stoichiometry and atom economy in relation to green chemistry
  • Chemical reaction formula and how to balance these
  • Oxidation and reduction, redox reactions

  • Water and aqueous solutions, acid-base reactions and acidification of our environment
  • Energy, enthalpy, entropy, free energy and energy transformations

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course you should be able to:

  • Account for the structure of atoms and molecules as well as the states of matter (TEN1, 30 p)
  • Perform calculations involving chemical equilibria and chemical reactions (TEN1, 30 p)
  • Understand the foundation of chemical thermodynamics (TEN1, 30 p)

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General eligibility for university studies in Sweden, i.e. completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in Swedish corresponding to Swedish 3 / Swedish as second language 3 and English corresponding to English 6. 

Specific entry requirements: Physics 2, Chemistry 1 and Mathematics 4. Minimum requirement is a pass grade.

Recommended prerequisites

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Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight. Peter Atkins, Loretta Jones, Leroy Laverman, 7th edition. ISBN: 9781464183959

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


  • TEN1 - Written exam, 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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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

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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