Course syllabus

Allmän, oorganisk och organisk kemi
General, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

KOKA30, 12 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2020/21
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2020-03-27

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: N1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


General chemistry

To provide basic understanding of and knowledge about chemical processes and phenomena. Fundamental understanding of structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds and knowledge about the principles of chemical formulae and important chemical concepts in the Swedish and the English language.

Organic chemistry

The course aims to provide basic knowledge in organic chemistry. Emphasis is placed on parts of the fundamental organic chemistry withat has particular relevance to eduation in nanoscience.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

General chemistry

Organic chemistry

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

General chemistry

Organic chemistry

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

General chemistry


Organic chemistry


General chemistry

Fundamental chemical processes related to applications in nano science and technology are described and explained.

The course comprises

The student works actively with problem solving during the course in order to reach the learning outcomes described above. Skills and abilities in the professional use of scientific and chemical therminology are promoted by the use of standard English literature.

Organic chemistry

The course covers the structure, reactivity, properties, and use of organic compounds on a basic level. Fundamental concepts like nomenclature, chirality and molecular isomerism are covered. The emphasis of the course lies on fundamental understanding of reactivity and the chemical bond. Reactons covered in the course includes addition, substitution, and elimination reactions, electrophilic aromatic substitution, enolate chemistry, and addition to, and substitution on, the carbonyl carbon. The structure and properties of important bio-molecules like sugars proteins and RNA/DNA are covered as well as simple experimental methods and safety evaltuations associated with laboratory work.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written exams, laboratory experiments, and written reports are mandatory. The final grade is based on a merger of the results on written exams.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0116. Name: General and Inorganic Chemistry.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.
Code: 0216. Name: Laboratory Exercises.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Participation is mandatory, passed written report.
Code: 0316. Name: Organic Chemistry.
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: TEK285, KOKA01, KOKA05

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Daniel Strand,
Course coordinator: Martin Ek Rosén,
Course homepage:
Further information: Course responsible in general chemistry (KOKA30a): Martin Ek Rosén; Course responsible in organic chemistry (KOKA30b): Daniel Strand