KD1000 Chemical Principles for Sustainabillty 3.0 credits

Kemiska principer för hållbar utveckling

  • Education cycle

    First cycle
  • Main field of study

    Technology
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Spring 19 COPEN for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 19 P4 (3.0 credits)

  • Application code

    60520

  • Start date

    18/03/2019

  • End date

    04/06/2019

  • Language of instruction

    Swedish

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    Min. 7

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Course responsible

    Andra Dédinaité <andra@kth.se>

  • Part of programme

Spring 20 for programme students

  • Periods

    Spring 20 P4 (3.0 credits)

  • Application code

    60117

  • Start date

    16/03/2020

  • End date

    01/06/2020

  • Language of instruction

    Swedish

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Andra Dédinaité <andra@kth.se>

  • Part of programme

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
  • Perform calculations involving chemical equilibria and chemical reactions
  • Understand the foundation of chemical thermodynamics

Course main content

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

Eligibility

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. 

The 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. Minimum requirement is a pass grade

The 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. The grade Passed or 3 inn each of the subjects is required .

Literature

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

Examination

  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Offered by

CBH/Chemistry

Examiner

Istvan Furo <furo@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2019.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2019.