TMT4100 - General Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

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.

Course materials

  • 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.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIK3003 7.5
KJ1000 7.5 AUTUMN 2007
TMT4112 7.5 AUTUMN 2009
TMT4106 7.5 AUTUMN 2013
TMT4110 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
TMT4115 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
SIK3005 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
KJ1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TKJE1002 5.0 AUTUMN 2020
KJ1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
IMAK6004 2.5 AUTUMN 2022
IMAK1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2023
More on the course



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)
  • Technological subjects
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 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.

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