FENA2011 - Chemical Energy Engineering


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

Basic chemical principles and technologies, and the application thereof. Use of the periodic table and the significance of each element's location. Oxidation numbers and names of organic and inorganic compounds. Molarity, solutions and electrolytes. Stoichiometric calculations. Ideal gases and the gas constant. Various chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, and acids, bases and buffers. Electrochemical principles, including galvanic series, reversible and standard potentials, electrochemical reactions and cell arrays. Galvanic cells and spontaneous electrochemical reactions. Electrolysis, fuel cells and batteries, as well as basic principles of corrosion.

Learning outcome

- The candidate can explain what an atom is and how atoms bind together to molecules, salts, and other substances.
- The student has knowledge of the periodic table and its division into periods, groups and blocks with associated orbital filling, and knows about oxidation numbers.
- The student has knowledge of electronegativity and types of chemical bonds.
- The student has knowledge of chemical solutions and electrolytes.
- The student has knowledge of ideal gases, partial pressures and volume calculations, as well as the gas constant.
- The student can account for different types of reactions and explain equilibriums and the equilibrium constant.
- The student can define pH and is familiar with acid/base solutions.
- The student knows the difference between a galvanic cell and an electrolytic cell and is familiar with the galvanic series.

- The student can convert between equivalent units, such as volts and kWh/kg.
- The student can determine the oxidation number for different chemical compounds.
- The student knows the difference between a strong and a weak electrolyte and can calculate molarity and the necessary amounts of substances.
- The student can set up and balance an equation for a chemical reaction.
- The student can set up expressions of equilibrium constants and perform and apply equilibrium calculations.
- The student can calculate the pH for different solutions, and make a diluted acid solution.
- The student can apply the galvanic series and set up standard cell potential for given electrochemical reactions.
- The student knows the difference between the reversible and the standard cell voltage and can calculate the cell potential for a cell through which a current flows.
- The student has knowledge of electrochemical systems and processes and can recognize and explain the most important battery and fuel cell technologies on the market.
- The student masters simple principles of corrosion.

General competence
- The student can evaluate different forms of energy forms and their applications against each other.
- The student is aware of which technologies dominates the field of electrochemistry, and can assess what kind of needs the individual technologies cover.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, compulsory calculation exercises and demonatrations.

9 out of 12 calculation exercises must be approved before the student can take the exam.

The lectures will be held in Trondheim and streamed or filmed and published consecutively after each lecture.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved exercises

Further on evaluation

Examination arrangement: Written exam with a duration of 4 hours which constitutes 100 % of the assessment basis in the course. Grade: Letter A-F. Re-sit examination in August. The Re-sit examination may be changed from a written to an oral examination. 9 out of 12 calculation exercises must be approved before the student can take the exam. Permitted examination aids: Support material code C: Specified printed and hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed. Specified printed material: SI. chemical data aylward og Finley.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Renewable Energy (BIFOREN)

Required previous knowledge

No course requirements.

Active student status at the following program is required:
- Bachelor Engineering Renewable Energy (BIFOREN)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FENG2011 7.5 01.09.2019
FENT2011 7.5 01.09.2019
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: -

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)


Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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