Course - General Chemistry - TMT4100
TMT4100 - General Chemistry
Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|School exam||100/100||4 hours||C|
Chemical equilibrium: pH, weak acids, precipitation, solubility product, complexes, hydoxides vs. pH, combining equilibria. Numerical approaches to solving chemical equilibrium problems.
Heterogeneous equilibria: Gases, gas laws, partial pressures, gas solubility, standard states, activities.
Thermochemistry: Enthalpy, heat capacity, Hess law, state functions, reaction enthalpy, standards state. 1. law.
Spontaneity: Entropy for system and universe, Gibbs energy, 2.- and 3. law, predicting the equilibrium constant, van't Hoff, Clausius-Clapeyron.
Electrochemistry: Description and function of galvanic cells, concentrations cells, Nernst's equation from Gibbs, inert electrodes, electrolysis, combination of electrochemical reactions with other reaction, thermodynamic data, and chemical equilibrium from electrode potential.
Applied electrochemistry: 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.
After ended course the students should:
- Describe important chemical reactions with balanced chemical equations, and interpret such equations.
- Describe important elements and inorganic compounds, with special emphasis on compounds related to central environmental concerns.
- Explain chemical composition, structure, and properties for different thermoplastics and thermosetting polymers
- Describe bonding in and between molecules, and discuss properties originating from these.
- Determine concentrations with help of thermodynamic equilibrium constants and thermodynamic data. Interpret the results.
- Use thermodynamic relations and -data to assess chemical equilibrium at different concentrations and temperatures
- Compute and interpret phase-diagrams for water with solvated gasses or other compounds.
- Explain fundamental electrochemical cells, determine voltage and effect, as well as explain fundamental applications.
- Explain and determine passive and immune metals, as well as corrosion in iron.
- Understand the logical connection between different topics in chemistry, especially related to equilibrium chemistry, chemical thermodynamics, and corrosion.
- Understand and explain chemistry relevant to concrete and building materials.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures and exercises. Three out of the first five exercises, and five out of the last six exercises must be approved to get access to the final exam in the course.
Further on evaluation
If there is a resit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral. Three of the first five exercises, and five of the last six exercises must be approved to get access to the exam.
Recommended previous knowledge
A basic knowledge, equivalent to the first course in chemistry at Norwegian High Schools is recommended. You should know the most important elements and inorganic compounds, you should understand the meaning of chemical formulas and chemical reactions and understand the concepts of atom, molecule and mole. A good understanding of logarithms and exponentials is necessary.
- The curriculum is defined in "General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications, Eleventh Edition", by Petrucci, Herring, Madura, and Bissonette. A special edition specifically made for NTNU is available.
- Aylward & Findlay: "SI Chemical Data, 7th edition"
- Notes made available through the course website.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2023
Language of instruction: Norwegian
- Technological subjects
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2023-11-28 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL111 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 50 SL323 Sluppenvegen 14 1 SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 6 SL274 Sluppenvegen 14 3 SL311 orange sone Sluppenvegen 14 29 SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 74 SL311 grønn sone Sluppenvegen 14 60
- Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C 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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"