KJ1001 - General Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Autumn

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home exam 100/100 5 hours

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters
Term:  Spring

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 5 hours D

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; introduction to organic chemistry; 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 KJ1001 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 give examples of how electrolysis is 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.
  • Understand the central role of chemistry in the development of a sustainable society.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (6 lectures per week) and voluntary exercises. The students are themselves responsible for acquiring information, including information 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. Final examination: 5 hours written examination. 

Further on evaluation

Permitted examination aids: Support material code D: No printed or hand-written support material is allowed. A specific basic calculator is allowed (please see the specifications given on innsida).

In an examination in a semester when the course is not given, the written exam can be changed to an oral exam. Only the written exam can be taken as a re-sit examination.

Course materials

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

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNKKJ100 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMT4100 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMT4106 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMT4110 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMT4115 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
KJ0001 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TALM1002 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
TKJE1002 6.5 AUTUMN 2020
TALM1013 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
TALM1008 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
TALM1009 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
MK102108 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMAT1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
MK103112 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMT4112 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
KJ1000 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry


Examination arrangement: Home exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home exam 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates

Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 D 2022-06-01 09:00
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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