KJ1041 - Chemical Bonds, Spectroscopy and Kinetics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 10/100 A
Written examination 90/100 4 hours A

Course content

The course consist of a theoretical and a practical part. The theoretical part consist of: Quantum mechanics applied to simple systems. The hydrogen atom and atomic orbitals. Symmetry in molecules and elementary group theory. The Pauli principle and electron spin. The Born-Oppenheimer approximation. Molecular orbital theory. Electronic transitions. Rotational and vibrational motions in molecules. Magnetic resonans spectroscopy. Chemical reactions and reaction kinetics. The practical part consist of an exercise in computational chemistry.

Learning outcome

After finishing the course, the student is expected to:
- Account for the application of quantum mechanics to simple model systems.
- Account for the structure of the hydrogen atom
- Apply elementary group theory to describe molecular symmetry.
- Account for and apply simple molecular orbital models.
- Account for the Born-Oppenheimer approximation and the associated chemical picture.
- Describe different forms of spectroscopy: electronic, vibration and rotation.
- Apply and solve simple kinetic models for elementary processes.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (4 hours per week)), obligatory exercises (4 hours per week), and one computer exercise and e theoretical report (ca 25 hours). 8 of 12 exercises have to be approved. The computer exercise and the theoretical report has to be approved before the final examination, and counts for 10% of the grade in the course. The results for the course will be assigned a letter grade, and the written exam counts for 90% of the grade. Additional exercises is offered in the mathematics that is central for the course. For re-sit exam or exam during a term without lectures in this course, written examination may be changed to oral examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratoriekus
  • Øvinger

Further on evaluation

In case of a re-sit examination only tyhe writtebn exam is repeated.

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.

Course materials

P.W. Atkins: Physical Chemistry, 10. ed., Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, 2014. Lecture notes and exercises.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKJ4166 7.5 01.09.2010
TKJ4160 3.0 01.09.2010
KJ1040 2.0 01.09.2010
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2018

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Materials Science and Solid State Physics
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 10/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 10/100 A
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Written examination 90/100 A 2018-12-12 15:00
Room Building Number of candidates
SL271 Sluppenvegen 14 0
SL238 Sluppenvegen 14 0
SL111 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 0
SL111 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 0
Spring ORD Written examination 90/100 A 2019-05-28 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Hall A Utleirahallen 0
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