KD1020 Introductory Chemistry 6.0 credits

Inledande kemi

Introduction to the studies in Biotechnology.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Chemical equations, stoichiometry, thermochemistry.
  • An overview of methods used in modern chemistry e.g. chromatography, spectroscopy, diffraction methods.
  • The basic principles of chemistry: the chemical bond, chemical equilibrium, reactivity.
  • Laboratory exercises: laboratory safety, synthesis and analysis.

Intended learning outcomes *

To give the students

  • an overview of the different parts of chemistry and how these are connected
  • basic knowledge about the structure and properties of chemical compounds
  • ability to perform stoichiometric and thermochemical calculations
  • basic skills in laboratory work
  • training in reading chemical literature in English.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Completed upper secondary education including documented proficiency in English corresponding to English A. For students who received/will receive their final school grades after 31 December 2009, there is an additional entry requirement for mathematics as follows: documented proficiency in mathematics corresponding to Mathematics A.

And the specific requirements of mathematics, physics and chemistry corresponding to Mathematics E, Physics B and Chemistry A.

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Chemistry 3: Introducing Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry Andy Burrows, Andy Parsons, Gareth Price

ISBN: 9780199277896

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 4.5 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 *

Examinaton, TEN1;4,5 credit
Laboratory course, LAB1;1,5 credit

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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Tore Brinck

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Main field of study *

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Technology

Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

Other chemistry courses.

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.

Supplementary information

Mandatory course for programme CBIOT study year 1

The course is not open for other students.

Will replace 3B1700