MK103119 - Introduction to Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours G

Course content

General chemistry: The structure of atoms and the periodic table, chemical reactions and stoichiometric calculations, chemical bonds, nomenclature, calculations of pH, the characteristics of gases and the gas laws. Electrochemistry: Redox reactions and electrochemical cells. Organic chemistry: Hydrocarbons, main functional groups and nomenclature. Biochemistry: Structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student:

  • has basic knowledge of general chemistry and biochemistry
  • has knowledge of different classes of substances for organic molecules

Skills - the student:

  • can perform simple calculations in inorganic chemistry including stoichiometry, the state equation, concentrations and pH calculations
  • can perform laboratory exercises in the chemistry laboratory and follow HSE regulations
  • can name simple, inorganic and organic molecules
  • can describe the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids

Competence - the student:

  • has gained experience working in groups and independently
  • has a basis for holding discussions about chemical processes with professionals
  • know the current HSE regulations and other regulations for work in the chemical laboratory.

Learning methods and activities

The student will use about 200 hours on the course. This includes lectures, exercises, compulsory assignments, self-study and compulsory laboratory courses of approx. 20 hours.

Compulsory assignments

  • Lab journals
  • Calculation assignments

Further on evaluation

All laboratory reports and 80 % of the calculation assignments must be approved in order take the exam.

4 hour written exam. Chemistry reference table, periodic table and calculator allowed

Course materials

Sandtorv, A. H., (2019), Kjemi for ingeniører, Universitetsforlaget Other specified course material.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MK102108 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
HBIOA1004 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
HBIOA1002 1.0 AUTUMN 2023
HBIOA1003 1.5 AUTUMN 2023
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 G 2023-11-30 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C215 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 4
C226 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 2
C218 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 30
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 G 2024-06-03 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
G132 Gnisten/Fagskolen 3
  • * 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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