IMAK2002 - Inorganic Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 50/100 3 hours C
Group project 10/100
Mid-term exam 20/100 90 minutes C
Laboratory work 20/100

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
  • explain electronic properties of solids from their band structure
  • name, describe and explain properties of coordination compounds
  • explain the principles of green chemistry
  • use relevant digital tools for modelling the structure of inorganic compounds
  • in collaboration with others, examine a problem, find and evaluate information, and present their work in different ways
  • 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

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Permitted aids on the mid-term and final written exam: specific, simple calculator and SI Chemical Data (support material code C). Compulsory work requirements (exercises) 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. Approved exercises from earlier years may be approved in an individual basis. The final grade in the course is calculated from the grade on projects (counts 10 %), laboratory course (counts 20 %), mid-term exam (counts 20 %) and the final digital written exam (counts 50 %). All parts must be passed to pass the course. Information about the mandatory activities in the laboratory work and the project work will be given at the beginning of the semester. Postponed examination: May/June. In case of postponed examination (continuation examination), written examination can be changed to oral examination. When repeating the course because the student has not passed the course, the parts that have not been passed must be taken up again. If the aim is to improve the grade, only the mid-term exam and the final written examination can be re-taken, and the assessment of the other parts remains unchanged. The assessment of the laboratory course and projects cannot be contested, and there are no contiunation exam for these parts of the course. If you do not pass on one of these parts, you have to take it the next time the subject goes ordinary. 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
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

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: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn NY Mid-term exam 20/100 C 2021-11-23 08:15 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL355 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Autumn ORD Mid-term exam 20/100 C 2021-11-03 08:15 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 35
SL355 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Autumn ORD School exam 50/100 C 2021-12-07 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 35
SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 1
Autumn ORD Group project 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Laboratory work 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Mid-term exam 20/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS School exam 50/100 C 2022-05-10 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Group project 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Laboratory work 20/100
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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