TMT4110 - General Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Stoichiometry, gass law, chemical equilibria, aqueous ionic equilibria. Acid-base and redox equilibria. Basic chemical thermodynamics, energy, entropy, enthalpy, Gibbs energy. Calculations of equilibria from thermodynamical data. Electrochemistry: Reduction potential series, cell voltage, electrolysis and galvanic cells. Short introduction to batteries, fuel cells and corrosion of metals. Chemical bond. Basic organic chemistry and polymer chemistry.
Laboratory exercises give furthe insight into the following topics: Chemical principles: Stoichiometry, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, reduction and oxidation. Quantitative methods: Titration, instrumental methods: pH-electrode, redox-electrode, spectrophotometer.

Learning outcome

The subject aims at giving an introduction to basic chemistry and after the completing the course the students should be able to:
- Identify various chemical reactions and perform stoichiometric calculations
- Carry out equilibrium calculations in gas mixtures and aqueous solutions, including calculation of pH and solubility.
- Carry out simple thermodynamic calculations founded on knowledge on entropy, enthalpy and Gibbs free energy and be able to relate these to chemical equilibrium
- Principles for galvanic cells (batteries, fuel cells) and electrolysis and now how to use perform simple calculations and recognize industrial electrolysis processes.
- Explain corrosion and corrosion protection.
- Describe the various types of chemical bonds and why these come into being.
- Explain the basic principles of organic and polymer chemistry, including rules for naming organic compounds.

In the laboratory the students are supposed to obtain a deeper understanding of the principles through the experiments, and be trained in working accurately.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and laboratory work. 2/3 of the written exercises have to be passed in order to take the final exam. All laboratory exercises must be performed satisfactorily. Midterm exam(s) must be passed in order to take the final exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Laboratory couse
  • Midtermtests

Further on evaluation

If there is a re.sit 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 textbook will be announced at the semester start. Additional notes etc. will be available. You also need: Aylward og Findlay: SI Chemical Data, Wiley. TMT4110/TMT4115 Laboratoriekurs i generell kjemi - compendium.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KJ1000 7.5 2007-09-01
SIK3008 7.5
TMT4100 7.5 2014-09-01
TMT4106 7.5 2014-09-01


Detailed timetable


Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Written examination 100/100 C 2018-05-15 09:00
Summer UTS Written examination 100/100 C
  • * 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.