Syllabus spring term 2007

Inledande kemi

Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Compulsory for: W1. Course coordinator: Professor Jan-Olle Malm., univ. lektor Lars Stenberg, Materialkemi. Assessment: Written exam and completed theoretical and practical exercises (including safety instructions). Parts of the written exam will be based on the compulsory exercises (at the exam directly connected to the course). The written exam will give the final grade. Homepage:

The course shows how chemistry can explain molecular phenomena in industry and in the environment. The course should create an interest in chemistry, and build a theoretical and practical basis for continued studies in chemistry within the Environmental Engineering program. The course builds the foundation for the following courses:
Organic Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Surface Chemistry, Molecular Cellbiology and Aquatic and Atmospheric Chemistry.

Fundamental chemical phenomena are discussed and explained using connections to everyday applications. The following topics will be covered:
Fundamental chemical concepts and nomenclature.
General introduction to enthalpy, entropy, internal energy and free energy.
The laws of thermodynamics.
Intermolecular forces (dispersion forces, hydrogen bonds, dipole-dipole).
Standard enthalpy of formation and reaction.
Chemical equilibrium with applications such as solubility, acid-base reactions, buffersolutions and titration.
Electrochemistry including redox-processes, electrochemical cells and electrolysis.

Active work with solving problems plays an important role in the course. The laboratory experiments will cover selected topics of the course and are compulsory.

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