TMT4122 - General and Organic Chemistry, Laboratory Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

The laboratory tasks in the general chemistry section deal with topics taught in the course TMT4115 General Chemistry. The laboratory tasks include classical qualitative analysis and classical quantitative analysis. An assignment in preparative inorganic chemistry is given. Students will also receive an introduction to literature search. The laboratory tasks in the organic chemistry deal with topics taught in the course TKJ4102 Organic chemistry, basic course, as well as standard methods and basic syntheses.

Learning outcome

General chemistry: After completing the course students should: be able to use qualitative analysis and detect cations and anions in solutions, be able to use quantitative methods and determine the concentration of copper and chloride ions in solution, be able to measure reaction rates and calculate reaction orders for chemical reactions in solution, find the composition for complexes in aqueous solution as well as produce salt crystals and analyze the effect of experimental variables. Organic chemistry: After completing the course students should: be able to use standard unit operations such as distillation, crystallization, melting point determination and extraction, perform synthesis of organic compounds and elucidate mechanisms through reaction studies as well as understand the importance of HSE in the lab and demonstrate safe lab work in practice.

Learning methods and activities

The course is a laboratory course that consists of two parts: General Chemistry (Part 1) and Organic Chemistry (Part 2). The parts run in parallel throughout the semester. For each lab a lab report must be written. The lab and the lab report are evaluated with Passed / Not passed. In order to complete the course all labs and lab reports must be approved. The course is evaluated with Passed / Not passed. The laboratory course is taught every week during the semester. Already the first week of the semester there are several lectures and other activities. The students themselves are responsible for acquiring information about the start of teaching and compulsory activities in the course. This information must be acquired before the start of the semester as activities must be expected as early as Monday of the first week of the semester. All information is made available on Blackboard or NTNU's website. Only illness with a doctor's certificate or similar qualifies as legal absence. It is not possible to carry out the lab at a later date if the absence is invalid. As part of the lab course in organic chemistry a compulsory (subject-specific) HSE lecture is included which will be given at the beginning of the semester. Students who do not attend this HSE lecture will not have access to the lab. In organic chemistry a lecture will be given in the laboratory before the laboratory work begins and deals with theory and practical implementation of the various experiments. These lectures are compulsory. Total expected time use: Lectures: 6 hours, lab preparations: 40 hours, laboratory work: 90 hours, lab reports: 60 hours

Further on evaluation

Mostly based on reports

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

A compendium for the general chemistry part is given to the students at the beginning of the semester. Learning material for the organic chemistry part is stated at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
KJ1020 4.0 AUTUMN 2014
KJ1022 1.0 AUTUMN 2020
KJ1024 7.5 AUTUMN 2021
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 100/100
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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