IMAK2003 - Organic Chemistry and Biomolecules 2


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
Written examination 80/100 4 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

Eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure. Enzymes and enzyme kinetics. Biological membranes and membrane transport. Coenzymes. Principles of energy conversion in a cell. Glycolysis, citric acid cycle, electron transport and photosynthesis. DNA replication, transcription and protein synthesis.
Organic aromatic compounds and reactions. Oxidation and reduction reactions. Grignard reaction. Alcohol / amine / ether / epoxide and reactions.

Learning outcome

The student can describe the structure and function of the various organelles in eukaryotic cells, as well as reproduce the general structure of prokaryotic cells.
The student can explain the basic mechanisms of enzyme function and enzyme kinetics as well as use this to identify different classes of enzyme inhibitors.
The student can explain the structure and structure of biological membranes as well as how substances are transported through them.
The student can describe and explain metabolic processes such as glycolysis, citric acid cycle, electron transport chain and photosynthesis.
The student can describe and explain basic principles and components of DNA replication, transcription and translation.
The student can describe requirements for an organic compound to be aromatic.
The student can describe what characterizes oxidation and reductions in organic chemistry.
The student can describe the preparation and use of Grignard reagents in organic synthesis.
The student can explain reaction patterns to aromatic compounds.
The student can explain typical oxidation and reduction reactions and give basic choices of reagents.
The student can collaborate on planning and conducting laboratory exercises and on the completion of reports including a larger written report.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, theory exercises, compulsory project and laboratory work with compulsory presence. Lectures: 60 hours. Laboratory exercises: 30 hours. Project: 20 hours. Self-study: 100 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratoryskills
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

All compulsory work requirements (exercises and laboratory work) are required to pass the final exam. Information about requirements for the number of approved exercises and details of mandatory activities in the laboratory work will be provided at the start of the semester.

Folder assessment provides the basis for the final grade in the course. The folder includes a written final examination (80%) and a compulsory project work (20%). The result for the parts is given in% points, while the rating for the entire folder (the final grade) is indicated by a letter grade. All the individual part assessments in the folder are required to pass.

Deferred examination: August. In case of postponed examination (continuation examination), written examination may be changed to oral examination.

If the course is repeated because the student has not passed the course, the part assessment that has not passed must be taken up again.

If the grade is improved, a written examination can only be re-admitted if the project work has been passed.
Allowed Exam Aids: Certainly simple calculator - one of the types Casio fx-82ES PLUS, Casio fx-82EX, Citizen SR-270X, Citizen SR-270X College, Hewlett Packard HP30S.
For applications for crediting, approval and integration of courses from previous years or other institutions' equivalent education, each application will be dealt with 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:
Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering (FTÅRKJ)
Chemical engineering (FTHINGKJ)

Required previous knowledge

Passed laboratory course in TKJE1007, Organic Chemistry and Biomolecules 1

Course materials

H. Robert Horton et al .: Principles of Biochemistry, 5th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2013
Paula Yurkanis Bruice: Essential Organic Chemistry, Pearson Education, 2015.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKJE2004 6.0 01.09.2020
TKJE2001 1.5 01.09.2020
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: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

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 *
Spring ORD work 20/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 80/100 HJELPEMIDD 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.

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