IMAK2002 - Inorganic Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

This course is an introduction to inorganic chemistry. Elements and compounds: Structure, preparation/synthesis, properties and use of elements and some inorganic compounds. Metallurgic processes. Coordination compounds. Chemical bonding: Valence shell electron pair repulsion theory, valence bond theory, basic molecular orbital theory, band theory and crystal field theory. Intermolecular forces and the structure of liquids and solids. Sustainable chemistry: 12 principles of green chemistry.

Learning outcome

The candidate is able to:

  • describe structure, preparation/synthesis, properties and use of some elements and important inorganic compounds
  • describe important metallurgic processes and their environmental consequences
  • describe selected crystal structures for metals and ionic compounds
  • use the VSEPR model to decide and describe the geometry of molecules
  • describe bonds in and between chemical compounds by use of different models and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different models in different contexts
  • explain electronic properties of solids from their band structure
  • name, describe and explain properties of coordination compounds
  • use the principles of green chemistry to assess the sustainability of processes
  • use relevant digital tools for modelling the structure of inorganic compounds
  • examine a problem, find and evaluate information, and present their work in different ways in collaboration with others
  • work independently in the chemistry laboratory, plan, execute and document the work, evaluate and report the results
  • handle chemicals properly, find and use HSE data

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, project work and laboratory work with compulsory attendance. Estimated work scope: Lectures: 40 hours. Exercises: 20 hours. Project: 15 hours. Laboratory work: 35 hours. Self study: 90 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory course
  • Laboratory course
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Compulsory work requirements (exercises, project and laboratory course) must be approved to take the final written examination. Information on requirements for the number of approved exercises will be given at the beginning of the semester. Information about the mandatory activities in the laboratory work and the project work will be given at the beginning of the semester. Approved work requirements from earlier years may be approved on an individual basis. Permitted aids on the final written exam: specific, simple calculator and SI Chemical Data (support material code C). Postponed examination: May/June. In case of postponed examination (continuation examination), written examination can be changed to oral examination. For applications for credentialing, approval and integration of courses from previous years or other institutions' equivalent education, each application will be processed individually and the applicant must expect a reduction in credits for overlapping courses.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Chemical engineering (FTHINGKJ)

Required previous knowledge

Access to the course requires admission to the study programme Bachelor of Engineering, Chemistry, NTNU, Trondheim (FTHINGKJ).

Course materials

Nivaldo J. Faith: Chemistry. A molecular apporach, 3rd edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2014. Gordon Aylward and Tristan Findlay: SI Chemical Data, Wiley, 7th Edition, 2014. Additonal course material will be announced at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKJE1005 4.0 AUTUMN 2020
TPRK1003 4.0 AUTUMN 2020
TMT4130 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2022-11-30 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL228 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 29
SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 1
  • * 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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