TMT4112 - General Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

Introduction to basic concepts, chemical formulas and nomenclature. Atomic structure, basic orbital theory, quantum numbers and electron configuration. The periodic table, electronegativity and chemical bonding (metallic bonding, covalent bonding and ionic bonding). Intermolecular forces: hydrogen bonding, van der Waals bonding, dipole-dipole bonding and induced dipole-dipole bonding. Moles, concentrations and dilution. Chemical reactions, reaction equations and stoichiometry. Gases and the gas laws with main emphasis on ideal gases. Chemical equilibrium, equilibrium calculations, reaction quotient, activities and Le Chatelier's principle. Acids, bases, pH, buffer solutions, titration. Solubility, solubility product, precipitation reactions, selective precipitation and complex ion equilibria. Thermochemistry: The law of thermodynamics, enthalpy, heat capacity, entropy, Gibbs free energy, criteria for spontaneity, calculation of K, van't Hoff. Electrochemistry: Description and function of galvanic cells, Nernst equation, concentration cells, thermodynamic data and equilibrium constant from electrochemical potential. Applied Electrochemistry: Corrosion and corrosion protection, passivity, Pourbaix diagram, batteries and electrolysis. Organic chemistry: Hydrocarbons, functional groups, nomenclature, isomerism. Polymers: properties and structure, polymerization (addition and condensation).

Learning outcome

After completing the course, the student should be able to: - Identify different chemical reactions and perform stoichiometric calculations. - Calculate concentrations and pH as well as buffer capacity using data for the relevant chemical equilibria. - Calculate reaction direction, temperature changes and equilibrium concentrations based on available thermodynamic data. - Formulate electrochemical reactions and calculate voltage and current yield based on table data for potentials, thermodynamic data and equilibrium constants, as well as combinations of these. - Explain fundamental properties of a given compound based on knowledge on electron structure, electronegativity and type of bonding. - Explain passivity, activity and aeration cell corrosion based on chemical equilibria and Pourbaix diagram. - Explain the basics of organic chemistry and polymer chemistry as well as being able to assign systematic name.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and written excersises. Expected time consumption:

Lectures: 56 hours

Exercises: 50 hours

Self study: 94 hours

Total: 200 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Facilities at final exam: SI Chemical Data and specific, simple calculator. Compulsory work requirements (written exercises) must be approved to take the final written examination. Information about requirements for the number of approved exercises will be provided at the beginning of the semester. In case of re-sit exam, written exam may be changed to oral exam.

Course materials

"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
TMT4100 7.5 AUTUMN 2009
SIK3003 7.5 AUTUMN 2009
KJ1000 7.5 AUTUMN 2009
TMT4106 7.5 AUTUMN 2014
TMT4115 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
KJ1001 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMT4110 6.0 AUTUMN 2022
KJ1002 7.5 AUTUMN 2022
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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 HJELPEMIDD 2023-12-18 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL410 Sluppenvegen 14 17
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 19
SL415 Sluppenvegen 14 43
SL310 Sluppenvegen 14 128
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 HJELPEMIDD 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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