TKJE1006 - General Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

Introduction to basic concepts, chemical formulas and nomenclature. Atomic structure, basic orbital theory and electron configuration. Period system, electronegativity and chemical bonding types. Moles, concentrations (molar, mass percent) and dilution. Chemical reactions, reaction equations and stoichiometry. Thermochemistry (enthalpy, exothermic / endothermic reactions). Chemical equilibria, reaction quotient and Le Chatelier's principle. Acids, bases, pH, buffer solutions, titration. Solubility, solubility product and precipitation reactions. Oxidation and reduction reactions (oxidation numbers and balancing). Chemical substances and HSE.

Learning outcome

The student can explain basic atomic theory, orbital theory and the periodic system, and use this to indicate elementary electron configurations for elements and ions. The student can describe relationships between electron structure, chemical properties and bonds for elements and chemical compounds. The student can apply nomenclature rules to name inorganic compounds. The student can explain basic chemical bonding theories, as well as use electronegativity to determine the type of bonding. The student can set up Lewis structures. The student should be able to demonstrate knowledge of some important main types of chemical reactions and draw up reaction equations based on this. The student can balance reaction equations and perform calculations on the basis of such equations (stoichiometry). The student can calculate enthalpy and indicate whether reactions are exothermic or endothermic. The student can calculate mass, amount of substance and concentration. The student can perform chemical equilibrium calculations and apply Le Chatellier's principle. The student can calculate pH, solubility and buffer capacity. The student can set up and balance oxidation and reduction reactions. The student should be able to conduct simple chemical laboratory tests and document results in simple reports based on standardized methods. The student can demonstrate the importance of HSE in general, and in the laboratory work special. The candidate should be able to handle chemicals properly and use safety data sheets.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and laboratory work. Lectures: 60 hours Laboratory course: 20 hours Exercises: 30 hours Own effort: 90 hours

Further information about learning activities will be provided at the beginning of the semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory skills
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Required for the final examination: Approved exercises and laboratory course. 6 out of 10 theory excercises must be passed. 5 laboratory exercises with submission of 5 reports must be passed. Deferred examination: May/June. In case of postponed examination (continuation examination), written examination may be changed to oral examination. Permitted aids on the exam: Gordon Aylward and Tristan Findlay: SI Chemical Data, Wiley. Only simple calculators may be used during the examination. For applications for credentialing, approval and integration of courses from previous years or other institutions' equivalent education, each application will be dealt with individually and the applicant must be able to count credits for overlapping courses.

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the course requires studying at Bachelor Program in Food Technology, NTNU Trondheim, or One Year program in Medical and Biological Chemistry, NTNU, Trondheim, or Natural Science with Teacher Education (Mathematics and biology), Geography with Teacher Education and Physical Education and Sport with Teacher Education.

Course materials

Gordon Aylward and Tristan Findlay: SI Chemical Data, Wiley, 7th Edition, 2014. Nivaldo J. Tro: Chemistry. A molecular approach, 5th edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2020. Reservations are made for some adjustments in literature. Any adjustments will be published on Blackboard before the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKJE1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMAT1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMT4115 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TPRK1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
KJ1000 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
KJ1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
IMAK6004 2.5 AUTUMN 2022
IMAK1001 6.0 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: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 HJELPEMIDD 2023-12-01 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL111 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 15
SL111 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 43
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 1
Spring UTS School exam 100/100 HJELPEMIDD 2024-06-07 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 Sluppenvegen 14 10
  • * 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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