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KD1260 Chemistry of Materials 7.5 credits

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus KD1260 (Spring 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The aim of this course is to provide a broad introduction to the field of chemistry in order to obtain a deeper understanding of the structure of materials and their applications. The course is a solid basis for further studies within related fields especially thermodynamics, polymer technology, and metallic materials.

The course contains

  • Stochiometry: chemical equations, oxidation and reduction, chemical reactions
  • Chemical stucture: atomic and molecular orbitals, chemical bonding, Lewis structures, shape of molecules
  • Thermodynamics: energy and enthalpy, heat capacity, entropy, Gibbs energy

Intended learning outcomes

After graduating from the course the students should be able to:

  1. Explain concepts and solve problems related to atomic structure and chemical bonds.
  2. Balance chemical equations and solve stoichiometric problems
  3. Explain thermodynamic concepts and solve thermodynamic problems
  4. Discuss materials from a chemical perspective
  5. Perform elementary chemical laboratory work with regard to the work environment, safety instructions, and safe handling of chemicals as well as compile and communicate the results in writing in a clear manner.
  6. Assimilate and reflect on information from a scientific context and summarize it for a specific target group.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General admission requirements for Master of Science in Engineering programmes and Matematik E, Fysik B and Kemi A

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


  • INL1 - Assignment, 2.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.5 credits, grading scale: P, 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 web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web KD1260

Offered by

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Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

The course replaces KD1161. The course is replaced and overlaps with the course  CK2160.