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Experimental and theoretical methods for analysis of molecular and supramolecular systems are discussed, and illustrated by examples from the different areas of chemistry.

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* Retrieved from Course syllabus KD1070 (Spring 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Elementary quantum mechanics
  • Electronic structure of atoms, atomic orbitals, the basis for the periodic system
  • Chemical bonding, molecular orbitals, hybridization, singlet and triplet states, applications of chemical bonding in organic, inorganic, and biological molecules
  • Background to modern quantum chemical methods
  • Intermolecular interactions, gases-liquids-liquid crystals-solids, supermolecular structures, e.g. biomembranes
  • Spectroscopical methods such as IR, Raman, UV/VIS, NMR, MS, ESCA
  • Diffraction methods
  • Structural chemistry

Most of the experimental methods and the computational quantum chemistry are exemplified by laboratory and/or computer exercises.

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Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

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Recommended prerequisites

Calculus in One Variable SF1625, Calculus in Several Variable SF1626, Algebra and Geometry SF1624 or equivalent courses.

And these courses:
- KE1140 Engineering Chemistry/KD1020 Introductory Chemistry
KD1230 Organic Chemistry, Basic Concepts and Practice/ KD1090 Organic Chemistry 1
KE1160 Thermodynamics/KD1040 Chemical Thermodynamics
or equivalent courses.


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Atkins and de Paula, Atkins' Physical Chemistry, 10th Oxford University Press 2014, ISBN: 978-0-19-969740-3

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, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Written exam, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: 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

Examination 4,5 credits
Laboratory work 1,5 credits

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

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Course web KD1070

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

KD2360 Quantum Chemistry
KD2320 Spectroscopic Tools for Chemistry

Supplementary information

Will replace 3B1731