KJ1000 - General Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 20/100
Written examination 80/100 5 hours HJELPEMIDD

Course content

The course gives an introduction to basic concepts and models used in chemistry. It includes chemical nomenclature; chemical formulas and chemical equations; chemical reactions and stoichiometry; chemical equilibrium; atoms, molecules and crystalline compounds; atomic structure, electron configurations and chemical bonds; molecular structures; the periodic system; acids, bases and buffers; properties of gases and solutions; intermolecular forces; basic thermodynamics; reaction kinetics; redox-reactions; electrochemistry; and basic nuclear chemistry.

Learning outcome

When KJ1000 is completed the students should be able to:
- Identify different chemical reactions and be able to perform stoichiometric calculations, balance chemical equations and name ordinary chemical compounds.
- Perform calculations for equilibria in gaseous mixtures and in aqueous solutions, including calculations of pH, solubility and colligative properties.
- Perform basic thermodynamic calculations based on knowledge about entropy, enthalpy and Gibbs free energy, and relate these properties to chemical equilibria.
- Understand the principles for galvanic cells/batteries and for electrolysis, and be able to use these principles in chemical calculations, including for chemical equilibria, and know electrolysis as used in industry.
- Describe different types of chemical bonding, explain how such bonds are formed, and explain the basis for the different structures and geometries of small molecules.
- Explain the kinetics for simple chemical reactions, recognize different types of reaction mechanisms from rate laws and reaction orders, and have knowledge about catalysis and how catalysis affect reaction rates.
- Know the most abundant classes of organic compounds.
- Explain the fundamentals of nuclear chemistry and understand and describe different radioactive processes.
- Perform basic chemical experiments in the laboratory and describe their results through laboratory reports
- The HSE-lecture and HSE-work throughout the semester will give a general understanding of how to work safely in the laboratory.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (6 lectures per week), exercises (2 hours per week), and laboratory work (approx. 10 hours per week for 10 weeks incl. writing of reports). The laboratory course is compulsory. A compulsory HSE module (HMS0001) must be completed before admission to the laboratory. The students are themselves responsible for acquiring information, including information about compulsory activities, from NTNU's web pages, especially Blackboard. If in doubt, contact the Department of Chemistry. More information about the schedule and contents of compulsory activities will be given by the course coordinator at the beginning of the semester. If the number of students is larger than the laboratory's capacity, the admittance to the laboratory course may be restricted.

Six out of ten theory excercises must be passed. Required for the final examination: Approved exercises and laboratory course. Final examination: 5 hours written examination. For re-sit exam or exam during a term without lectures in this course, written examination may be changed to oral examination. Only simple calculators may be used during the examination.

The laboratory course includes a practical laboratory test. The mark from this test will count 15% of the final mark in the course. Details will be announced in the beginning of the semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Godkjent laboratoriekurs
  • Godkjente øvinger

Further on evaluation

The practical laboratory will not be arranged in case of a re-sit exam or exam in the Spring term.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

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:
Biology (BBI)
Biology and Chemistry (ÅBIKJ)
Biotechnology (MBIOT5)
Chemistry (BKJ)
Geology (BGEOL)
Natural Science with Teacher Education (MLREAL)

Required previous knowledge

Students not registered in one of the six study programmes having KJ1000 as a compulsory course, may apply for course admittance. The application must be approved by the Department of Chemistry.

Course materials

Raymond Chang, Kenneth E. Goldsby, General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts, 7th edn, McGrawHill; Bjørn Hafskjold og Eva Madland, Laboratoriekurs i KJ1000 Generell kjemi, 5. utgave, 2017; Bjørn Hafskjold, Arbeidsbok i KJ1000 Generell kjemi, 2. utgave, 2017.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNKKJ100 15.0
TMT4100 7.5 01.09.2007
TMT4106 7.5 01.09.2007
TMT4110 7.5 01.09.2007
TMT4115 7.5 01.09.2007
TMT4112 7.5 01.09.2009
KJ0001 7.5 01.09.2011
TALM1002 5.0 01.09.2018
TALM1013 5.0 01.09.2018
TALM1008 5.0 01.09.2018
TALM1009 5.0 01.09.2019
MK102108 10.0
TMAT1002 7.5 01.09.2019
MK103112 10.0 01.09.2019
TKJE1002 10.0 01.09.2019


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD work 20/100
Spring ORD work 20/100
Autumn ORD Written examination 80/100 HJELPEMIDD 2019-11-30 09:00
Spring ORD Written examination 80/100 HJELPEMIDD
  • * 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.