TMT4106 - General Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Semester test 10/100 2 hours C
Semester test 10/100 2 hours C
Written examination 80/100 4 hours C

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. Physical chemistry: Diffusion and diffusion rate from thermodynamics. Freezing point depression and boiling point elevation. Kinetics: 0th, 1st and 2nd order kinetics, differential and integrated, half-lifes, Arrhenius' equation, activation energies, catalysts. 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 completing the course the student should be able to:
- Be able to describe important chemical reactions with balanced chemical equations and interpret such equations.
- Describe important elements and inorganic compounds, especially related to key environmental issues.
- Explain the chemical structure, structure and properties of different thermoplastics and hot plastics.
- Describe bonding relationships in and between molecules and discuss properties based on this.
- Calculate concentrations using equilibrium constants and thermodynamic data, and interpret the result.
- Use thermodynamic relationships and data to assess equilibria at different concentrations and temperatures.
- Calculate and interpret phase equilibria for water with dissolved gas or other compounds, for alloys and for steel.
- Explain the function of and calculate voltages and current yields in electrochemical cells and know their use.
- Explain and calculate areas for passivity and immunity of metals, as well as aeration cell corrosion in iron.
- See the logical connection between different parts of the chemistry, especially equilibrium, thermochemistry and corrosion.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (56 hours) and exercises (24 hours). 120 hours of self-study. 2/3 of the exercises are required for admission to the exam. Two written semester tests are given, and they count 10% each on the total grade. If these are not taken, you get a score of 0.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio evaluation with a final written exam and to mid-term tests. The final exam counts 80 % and each of the mid-term tests count 10 %. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
If there is a resit examination, the examination form may change from written to oral. Results from the mid-term tests will then be included. Upon repetition of the whole subject, both mid-term tests and the exam must be repeated.

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 "General chemistry" NTNU edition from Pearson, the ones by Zumdahl or Atkins and Jones are the most popular ones.
Aylward & Findlay:"SI chemical data" is required during the course and at the exam.
A few notes on given subjects will be available in Blackboard.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KJ1000 7.5 01.09.2007
TMT4100 7.5 01.09.2013
TMT4110 7.5 01.09.2014
TMT4112 7.5 01.09.2014
TMT4115 7.5 01.09.2014
SIK3003 7.5 01.09.2014
SIK3005 7.5 01.09.2014
KJ1001 7.5 01.09.2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 6

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: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Semester test 10/100 C
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Semester test 10/100 C
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Written examination 80/100 C
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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