IMAK2002 - Inorganic Chemistry


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 20/100
work 20/100
Written examination 60/100 3 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.

Learning outcome

The candidate can
- 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
- 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: 56 hours. Exercises: 24 hours. Project: 35 hours. Laboratory work: 35 hours. Tutorial: 50 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Permitted aids on the final written exam: specific, simple calculator and SI Chemical Data (auxiliary 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 provided at the beginning of the semester.

The final grade in the course is calculated from the grade on projects (counts 20%), laboratory courses (counts 20%) and the final digital written exam (counts 60%). All parts must be passed to pass the course. Information is provided on the details of mandatory activities in the laboratory work and the project work at the beginning of the semester. In case of postponed examination (continuation examination), written examination may be changed to oral examination. When repeating the course because the student has not passed the course, the parts that have not passed must be taken up again. If the grade is improved, only the final written examination can be re-admitted, and the assessment of the other two parts remains standing. The laboratory course and projects cannot be contested. 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 be able to count credits for overlapping courses.

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:
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.
Any other course material will be announced at the start of the study.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKJE1005 4.0 01.09.2020
TPRK1003 4.0 01.09.2020
TMT4130 7.5 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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: Written examination and Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD work 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS work 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD work 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS work 20/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 60/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Written examination 60/100 C INSPERA
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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