Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. KOOA01 overlap following cours/es: KOO070, KOO080, KOO081, KOO101, KOO070, KOO080, KOO081, KOO101 och KOOA05. Compulsory for: W1. Course coordinator: Professor Jan-Olle Malm,, Materialkemi. Assessment: Written final exam and written exercises during the course. Questions from the compulsory parts of the course comprise parts of the written exam (on the first occasion of exam). The result on the written exam will give the grade. Home page:

The course shall create an interest in chemistry and provide a theoretical and practical basis for further studies in chemistry within the educational programme. The course is the basis for the following courses Organic chemistry, Thermodynamics an surface chemistry, Molecular cell biology and Aquatic and atmospheric chemistry.

The course should also provide an understanding for the chemical terminology, both in Swedish and English.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Fundamental chemical phenomena are discussed and explained using connections to everyday applications. The following topics will be covered:

Active work with solving problems plays an important role in the course.

The literature is in English and should be regarded as an introduction to the English language in the field of natural sciences.

Chang, R: General Chemistry (the essential concepts), 4th edition. McGraw-Hill. ISBN: 0-07-111568-4.
Additional material will be distributed during the course.