KJ2031 - Inorganic Chemistry, Advanced Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and Midterm
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Semester test 20/100 2 hours KALKULATOR
Home exam 80/100 4 hours
Written examination 80/100 4 hours KALKULATOR

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 applicaton of spectroscopic techniques UV-vis, PES and XAS.

Learning outcome

After finishing the course, the student is expected to:
- Utilise the various bond theories for explaning stereochemistry and properties of inorganic compounds
- Utilise symmetri, pointgroup and charactertables 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

Learning methods and activities

The lessons are based on lectures and exercises, usually two hours of exercises per week and four hours of lectures. The exercises will be given in accordance with the teaching progress. Attendance at the exercises, attending a midterm exam, as well as attending a poster project and a problem based exercise is required before being allowed to take the exam. There are 9 exercises, including one mandatory lab-tutorial. For the remaining exercises, a mandatory attendance of 75% is required. The midterm exam is mandatory and makes up 20% of the final grade. For re-sit exam or exam during a term without lectures in this course, written examination may be changed to oral examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Semester project (Only valid autumn 2020)
  • Instrucional Video and Exercise (Only valid autumn 2020)
  • Minimum 80% attendance to exercises
  • Poster and poster presentation (Not valid for autumn 2020)
  • Problem based learning exercise (Not valid for autumn 2020)
  • Lab tutorial (Not valid for autumn 2020)

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on the grade on the midterm exam and the final exam. Appeals for reassessment can be made to both the midterm exam and the final written examination. In the case of 'fail', only the final written examination needs to be taken again. Lawful absence for the midterm exam means this can be re-taken. To improve the grade both the midterm exam and final exam needs to be re-taken the next time the course is taught.

Please refer to these supplementary regulations UTF §5-6 at NTNU for information on re-sit examinations (oral and written) in science courses.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 01.08.2006
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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: Written examination and Midterm

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Semester test 20/100 KALKULATOR 2020-09-30 12:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL311 lyseblå sone Sluppenvegen 14 35
Autumn ORD Home exam (1) 80/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Semester test 20/100 KALKULATOR INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 80/100 KALKULATOR 2021-05-25 09:00 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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