IMAK2003 - Organic Chemistry and Biomolecules 2


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

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 has knowledge of the production of renewable fuels. The student can collaborate on planning and conducting laboratory exercises and on the completion of reports including a larger written report. The student can use digital assessment methods with special emphasis on fellow student assessment.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, theory exercises (5/8, at least one in the subject organic chemistry) and laboratory work with compulsory presence. Lectures: 60 hours. Laboratory exercises: 40 hours. Theory exercises: 20 hours. Self-study: 100 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Laboratoryskills

Further on evaluation

All compulsory work requirements (exercises and laboratory work) are required to pass the final exam. Deferred examination: August. In case of postponed examination (continuation examination), written examination may be changed to oral examination. 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

Required previous knowledge

FTHING: Passed laboratory course in TKJE1007, Organic Chemistry and Biomolecules 1

Course materials

Laurence A. Moran et al.: Principles of Biochemistry, 5th Edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2013 (2018 for digital edition). Paula Yurkanis Bruice: Essential Organic Chemistry, Pearson Education, 2015.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKJE2004 6.0 AUTUMN 2020
TKJE2001 1.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

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: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 2024-06-06 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 29
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 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.

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