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Before choosing courseKD2130 Inorganic Chemistry 6.0 creditsAdministrate About course
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* Retrieved from Course syllabus KD2130 (Spring 2011–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

· Basics of Inorganic Chemistry

· Chemical bonding, structure and molecular symmetry determine the materials properties

· Coordination chemistry

· Groups of the Periodic Table

· Transition metals: ligand field theory

· Reactivity and inorganic reaction mechanisms

· Border areas: applications in bio-inorganic chemistry, metal-organic

chemistry, material chemistry

Laboratory exercises (LAB2, 2 credit):

1. Solar cell. To build a dye-sensitized nanocristalline solar cell and to experimentally determine its efficiency at various circumstances.

2. Wilkinson's hydrogenation catalyst. Synthesis, product identification using instrumental techniques (multinuclear NMR, vibration spectroscopy).

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at giving the students knowledge in the broad field of inorganic chemistry, including its tools, properties and applications of inorganic compounds.

After completed course the students should be able to:

• Use the Periodic System of Elements as a tool for understanding and managing the properties of the elements and their compounds

• Master basic properties of inorganic substances

• Have knowledge of preparation and uses of important inorganic compounds

• Explain basic properties of the compounds of d-block elements using Crystal Field Theory

• Master inorganic reaction mechanisms

• Understand a catalyst’s function on molecular level

• Understand function and molecular properties for the most important bio-inorganic systems

• Understand the energy production in the society and its border lines to chemistry, especiall inorganic chemistry

• Understand vatious solar cells’ function and chemistry

Course Disposition

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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,
as well as following specific requirements:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.

Documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.

Recommended prerequisites

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"Inorganic Chemistry", Shriver & Atkins 5th Ed. 2010, and handouts.

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


  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 2,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN2 - Examination, 4,0 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 (TEN2,4 credits)
Laboratory practice (LAB2, 2 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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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

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Course web KD2130

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Main field of study

Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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