KJ2031 - Inorganic Chemistry, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Exam 80/100 4 hours D
Mid term exam 20/100 90 minutes E
Exam 80/100
Mid term exam 20/100 90 minutes

Course content

Symmetry operations, point groups and character tables are applied to symmetry adapted linear combination (SALC) of atomic orbitals for polyatomic molecules. Walsh diagrams are used for assessment of bonding and stereo chemistry for p-block compounds. Ligand field theory (MO-theory) for transition metal complexes including pi-interactions. Some organometallic complexes, mainly d-metal carbonyls. The course also includes term symbols and electronic spectra, including ligand-field transitions and selection rules. Introducing application of spectroscopic techniques UV-Vis, PES and XAS. Moreover, the role of functional porous materials (containing d-metals) in sustainable reactions will be discussed.

Learning outcome

After finishing the course, the student is expected to:

  • Utilise the various bond theories for explaining stereochemistry and properties of inorganic compounds
  • Utilise symmetry, point group and character tables to explain molecular orbital interactions in polyatomic molecules
  • Explain electronic spectra of transition metal complexes
  • Explain the interaction between CO and d-metal complexes
  • Be familiar with the spectroscopic techniques UV-vis, PES and XAS and their applications on transition metal complexes
  • Understand the role of porous materials in sustainable applications

Learning methods and activities

The lessons are based on lectures and exercises, usually two hours of exercises per week and four hours of lectures.

Expected work load in the course is 200-225 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Attendance exercises
  • Mid term project

Further on evaluation

Both exams have to be passed to obtain a grade in the course. If an exam is failed they can be retaken the next semester.

To improve the grade, all parts need to be retaken at the next ordinary completion of the course.

For exam during a term without lectures in this course, the examination may be changed to oral examination.

Required previous knowledge

All Compulsory assignments from TMT4130 Inorganic chemistry must be completed or corresponding knowledge achieved.

Course materials

Weller, Overton, Rourke, Armstrong: Inorganic Chemistry, latest ed., Oxford University Press. Handouts during lectures.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNKKJ231 7.5
TKJ4210 7.5 SPRING 2006
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Exam 80/100 D 2023-11-27 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 15
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 17
SL520 Sluppenvegen 14 7
Autumn ORD Mid term exam 20/100 E 2023-10-10 14:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 7
SL310 hvit sone Sluppenvegen 14 33
Spring ORD Exam 80/100 2024-06-05
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Mid term exam 20/100 2024-03-08
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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