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Syllabus for

Academic year
KTK112 - Chemistry for engineers  
Kemi för ingenjörer
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-21 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKIEK
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Chemical Engineering

Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 51120
Open for exchange students: No
Only students with the course round in the programme plan

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0118 Examination 6,0 c Grading: TH   6,0 c   18 Jan 2020 am M   08 Apr 2020 am DIST   24 Aug 2020 pm J
0218 Examples class 1,5 c Grading: UG   1,5 c    

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TKIEK INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT - Chemical and biotechnology, Year 2 (compulsory)


Kasper Moth-Poulsen

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KTK111   Chemistry for engineers


In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.


The aim is to provide you with the necessary basics for carrying on further chemistry studies and also to show the business potential in the area of chemistry by presenting a few examples on where chemists have been successful in start-ups emanating from innovations carried out e.g. in the chemistry building at Chalmers.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

The goal with the course is that the students should be able to
- Understand the concept of chemical bonding and structure, including orbital diagrams and basics of VSEPR model.
- Understand basic concepts of thermodynamics, and be able to calculate enthalpy of formation, reaction enthalpy and free energy and chemical equilibrium.
- Understand and describe electrochemical reactions.
- Explain main classes of reaction mechanisms such as SN1, SN2, E1, E2.
- Describe the "aufbau principle" and the orbitals of atoms and simple molecules.
- Understand basics of organic synthesis reaction mechanisms.
- Describe similarities and differences between intra and intermolecular interactions such as dipole-dipole, vand der Waals and hydrogen bonds.
- Know basics about how simple experiments can be carried out in the laboratory.


- structure and properties of atoms - structure and properties of molecules
- liquid and solid materials
- chemical kinetics
- thermodynamics, energy
- chemical equilibrium
- entropy and Gibbs energy
- Gases
- electrochemistry
- chemistry in materials and the role of chemistry in the challenges of the modern society
- important groups in the periodic table
- organic chemistry: molecular properties, design and synthesis.


The course is a combination of lectures, exercises and obligatory laboratory exercises.


Chemistry3, 3rd edition Introducing Inorganic, Organic and Physical Chemistry, by Borrows, Holman, Parsons, Piling and Price, Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780198733805 

Examination including compulsory elements

The course is finalised with a written exam, grade according to HT.

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