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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Models and theories of the structure and classification of matter
  • Chemical binding and its effect on for example existence, properties and fields of use for organic and inorganic substances.

Reactions and changes

  • Acid-base reactions including the notation of pH and the buffer effect.
  • Redox reactions including electrochemistry.
  • Precipitation reactions.
  • Energy conversion at phase transformations and chemical reactions.


  • Interpretation and writing of formulae for chemical compounds and reactions
  • Amount of substance proportions, concentrations, limiting reagents and yield at chemical reactions.

Analytical Chemistry

  • Qualitative and quantitative methods for chemical analysis, for example reagent and titration.

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to make the student well prepared for engineering studies at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and give the student understanding of chemistry in the world we live in.

After passing the course, the students should:

  1. Laboratory exercises
    Be able to carry out experimental studies on parts of the course content with satisfactory precision and in safe and environmental perspective satisfactory way, and process, report and interpret results and give an account of this, both orally and in writing. (Intended learning outcome #1 is assessed in the course item ”Lab” .)
  2. Models
    Understand and explain the chemical and physical properties of different matter, based on models of the structure of the atom and substances and by means of the periodic system.
    (Intended learning outcome #2 is assessed in the course item ”Examination”.)
  3. Reactions
    Have knowledge of different types of chemical reactions and be able to write balanced chemical equations for these.
    (Intended learning outcome #3 is assessed in the course item ”Examination”.)
  4. Calculations
    Be able to carry out chemical calculations for substances in different aggregation forms and solutions and for chemical reactions.
    (Intended learning outcome #4 is assessed in the course item ”Examination” .)

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Literature and preparations

Specific 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


  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 2,0 fup, betygsskala: P, F
  • TENA - Written exam, 7,0 fup, 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

Final grades are given if all examination parts are passed. The final grade is based on the points in the written examination.

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 TB0023

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ITM/Sustainable Production Development

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Pre-university level

Add-on studies

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