Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. KOOF01 overlaps following cours/es: KOO090. Compulsory for: W2. Course coordinator: Lecturer Lars Stenberg,, and Prof. Per Warfvinge,, Materials Chemistry. Recommended prerequisits: KOOA01 Introductory Chemistry and FAFA20 Energy and Enviromental Physics. Assessment: Continuous examination in Water Chemistry part. Parts: 2. Further information: Attendance mandatory on first lecture. Home page:

The course shall give relevant knowledge about chemical processes in fresh water and models for understanding the interplay between humans and environment as well as ability to carry out numerical water chemistry calculations.. The course shall also give ability to evaluate environmental problems in accordance with a scientific view in all society.

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

In connection with realistic applications, chemical and physical processes focused on the environmental systems water and air, will be explained for central chemical processes such as acid/base reactions, gas/water exchange reactions, buffering systems, titration strategies, solid phase/liquid reactions, redox processes and redox buffering. A methodology for computational water chemistry is developed during the course. Emphasis is put on the students’ ability to interpret water chemistry processes, systems and calculations. A core element is that the students should support eachothers learning by an active an reflecting approach in groups. The laboratory work is mandatory and offers an opportunity for the students to get a personal experience of the processes treated theoretically, and to get insight in how chemical analysis may be handled professionally.

Work with problem solving plays an important role throughout the whole course.

Chang, R: General Chemistry – The essential concepts, 5th edition. McGraw Hill 2007. ISBN: 978-0-07-1267014
Warfvinge, P: Course book in aquatic chemistry. (The course book is updated every year.)


Code: 0109. Name: Laboratory Work.
Higher education credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed laboratory assignments. Contents: Laboratory work in aquatic chemistry. Projects for deeper insight in atmospheric chemistry.

Code: 0209. Name: Aquatic Chemistry.
Higher education credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Continous examination in Aquatic Chemistry part. Contents: Laboratory work in aquatic chemistry. Projects for deeper insight in atmospheric chemistry.