TMT4100 - General Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 100/100 4 hours

Course content

Chemical equilibrium: pH, weak acids, precipitation, solubility product, complexes, hydoxides vs. pH, combining equilibriua.
Heterogeneous equilibria: Gases, gas laws, partial pressures, gas solubility, standard states, activities.
Termochemistry: Enthalpy, heat capacity, Hess law, state functions, reaction enthalpy, standards state. 1. law.
Spontaneity: Entropy for system and universe, Gibbs energy, 2. and 3. laws, predicting K, van't Hoff, Clausius-Clapeyron.
Electrochemistry: Description and function of galvanic cells, concentrations cells, Nernst's equation from Gibbs, ampere yield, inert electrodes, electrolysis, combination of electrochemical reactions with other reaction, thermodynamic data and K from E.
Appl. electrochem: Corrosion, galvanic corrosion, calculation of passivity, effects of complexes, Pourbaix diagram.
Organic chemistry: Hydrocarbons (alifation, olefinic, aromatic), halides, O- and N- compounds, properties of main polymers, addition-. and condensation polymers, termopolymers and termosets, crosslinking.
Inorganic chemistry: Basic descriptive inorganic chemistry, periodic table vs. properties, electrochemistry, covalent, ionic and metallic bonds, molecules vs. network structures, solubility, polar and nonpolar solvents.

Learning outcome

The course aims at giving the students a basis for later chemistry related courses and for mastering chemistry related issues in technology.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and written excersises. 50% of exercises must be accepted. Three written examinations must also be passed for access to exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • 3 tests
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

If there is a resit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

The curriculum is not linked to any textbook. A list of recommended books will be given, the ones by Zumdahl or Atins and Jones are the most popular ones. Aylward & Findlay: "SI chemical data" is required.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIK3003 7.5
KJ1000 7.5 01.09.2007
TMT4112 7.5 01.09.2009
TMT4106 7.5 01.09.2013
TMT4110 7.5 01.09.2014
TMT4115 7.5 01.09.2014
SIK3005 7.5 01.09.2014
KJ1001 7.5 01.09.2020
TKJE1002 5.0 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 4

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100

Release 2020-12-12

Submission 2020-12-12

Release 09:00

Submission 13:00

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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