TMT4110 - 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

Stoichiometry, gass law, chemical equilibria, aqueous 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. Chemical bond. Basic organic chemistry and polymer chemistry. Laboratory exercises give further insight into the following topics: Chemical principles: Stoichiometry, chemical equilibria, chemical kinetics, acids and bases, reduction and oxidation. Quantitative methods: Titration, instrumental methods: pH-electrode, redox reactions, spectrophotometer. A compulsory safety course, including fire prevention and first aid has to be passed in order for admission to the laboratory course. Mandatory exercises where several tasks are related to sustainability from a chemical perspective.

Learning outcome

The most important learning outcomes in this course is associated with quantitative treatment of aqueous equilibria and the relation between Gibbs free energy and equilibrium constants and electrode potentials. After successfully completing this course the student masters the theoretical and experimental foundation necessary for further courses in inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. The student can upon successful course completion: - 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 - Account for the relation between equilibrium constant, Gibbs' free energy, and electrode potential, and for a simplified derivation of these relations. - Principles for galvanic cells (batteries, fuel cells) and electrolysis and recognize industrial electrolysis processes. - Calculate cell potentials in electrochemical cells from Gibbs' free energy, from standard electrode potential and from the Nernst equation, including concentration cells. - Applied electrochemistry: Corrosion, galvanic corrosion, passivity, effects of complexes, Pourbaix diagram.- 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. - Account for shape and name of the orbitals of the atom and assess the electron configuration of an element from its position in the periodic table. 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, written exercises and laboratory work.

Expected time consumption:

Lectures: 56 hours

Exercises: 40 hours

Laboratory: 50 hours

Self study: 56 hours

Total: 202 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory couse
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Facilities at final exam: SI Chemical Data and specific, simple calculator.

Compulsory work requirements (written exercises and laboratory work) must be approved to take the final written examination. Information about requirements for the number of approved written exercises will be provided at the beginning of the semester. The exam can include problem statements and calculations from the laboratory work.

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

Required previous knowledge

It is recommended to take a summer course in chemistry if you do not have Kjemi 1 from high school

Course materials

R. H. Petrucci, G. G. Herring, J. D. Madura and C. Bissonnette, "General Chemistry. Principles and Modern Applications", 10. ed., Pearson, Toronto (2011).

A. Blackman and L. R. Gahan, Aylward & Findlay's SI Chemical Data, 7. utg., Wiley, 2014.

"TMT4110/TMT4115 Laboratoriekurs i generell kjemi" compendium will be made available to the students in the lab. Printed material and alternative text books are announced at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIK3008 7.5
KJ1000 7.5 AUTUMN 2007
TMT4100 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
TMT4106 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
MK103112 5.0 AUTUMN 2019
TKJE1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMT4112 6.0 AUTUMN 2022
TMT4115 6.0 AUTUMN 2022
KJ1001 6.0 AUTUMN 2022
FENG2011 5.0 AUTUMN 2022
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:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Chemistry
  • 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 *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C 2024-05-23 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL310 turkis sone Sluppenvegen 14 59
SL310 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 33
SL310 lilla sone Sluppenvegen 14 80
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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