Course syllabus

Grundläggande kemi
Fundamental Chemistry

KASA01, 9 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2023/24
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED B/K
Date of Decision: 2023-04-18

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: W2
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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 chemistry courses.

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

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: Written final exam, written exercises during the course and laboratoy work. 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.

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: 0117. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 8. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written Examination
Code: 0217. Name: Written Exercises.
Credits: 0. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Hand-in exercises
Code: 0317. Name: Laboratory Exercises.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Laboratory assignments. Contents: Compulsory laboratory assignments related to the course content.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: KOOA01, KOOA05, KOOA10, KOOA15, KOOA20

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Prof. Jan-Olle Malm,
Course coordinator: Dr. Johan Reimer,
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