TKP4525 - Colloid and Polymer Chemistry, Specialization Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 D

Course content

The specialization subject consists of elective modules which are to be combined to yield a total of 7.5 study points (stp). The elective modules are:

Industrial colloid chemistry (3.75 stp).

Surfactants and polymers in aqueous solution (3.75 stp).


Modules from other subjects/courses within the department or from other departments/faculties can be selected provided agreement from the coordinator.

Learning outcome

At the end of the course the students should:

- Understand the significance of colloid and surface chemistry in industrial applications such as oil recovery, food emulsions, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry.

- Understand interactions between surfactants and polymers at different concentration levels, and their phase behavior.

- Understand and be able to apply Gibbs’ phase rule.

- Understand stabilization- and destabilization mechanisms in emulsions and suspensions.

- Understand the mechanisms behind polymer adsorption.

- Use of adsorption isotherms to determine surface coverage and adsorption affinity.

- Determine critical micelle concentration (CMC) and critical association concentration (CAC) from a given data set.

- Interpret phase diagrams and predict phase separation and stable domains.

- Retrieval, understanding of and citing peer-reviewed international literature.

- Understand the principles for selected experimental methods.

Learning methods and activities

The modules are given as lectures, seminars, problem sessions, group- or individual studies.

Course materials

Given first day of class.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKP4710 7.5 AUTUMN 2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemical Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D 2021-12-02
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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