KEMP112 Basics in Chemistry 2 (General Chemistry 2) (5 cr)

Study level:
Basic studies
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Responsible organisation:
Department of Chemistry
Curriculum periods:



- Intermolecular interactions
- Phases and phase transitions
- Liquid phase chemistry: solubility, colligative properties
- Reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium
- Acids and bases, pH, buffer solutions
- Thermodynamics, entropy and Gibbs energy
- Electrochemisty, electrochemical cells, normal potentials and cell potentials, electrolysis

Completion methods

The course can be completed in English either as a book exam (only exam points are taken into account when grading the course) or during the second autumn period as a guided course where exercise points are added to the exam points. There are no lectures in English.

Please contact the lecturer if you wish to take the course in English.

Assessment details

In guided course, grading is based on the sum of excercise and exam points.
In book exam, grading is based only on the exam points.

The course will be assessed using both grading methods and the better of these two is given as the course grade.

Grading scale used in the assessment of both guided course and book exam:
Fail (0): < 50 % total points
Sufficient (1): ≥ 50 % total points
Satisfactory (2): > 60 % total points
Good (3): > 70 % total points
Very good (4): > 80 % total points
Excellent (5): > 90 % total points

Learning outcomes

A student who has passed the course:
- Knows different kind of molecular interactions and can explain how intermolecular forces determine the state of matter
- Knows phases of matter and can interpret phase diagrams
- Knows the concept of solubility and factors affecting solubility
- Can explain how colligative properties affect melting and boiling point
- Knows how the rate of chemical reaction can be changed; can determine reaction order from experimental results
- Knows how chemical equilibrium can be changed; can determine equilibrium constants and equilibrium concentrations
- Knows acid-base reactions and related phenomena; can interpret acid-base titration curves
- Can represent the state of chemical system using thermodynamical functions
- Knows the principles of electrochemical cell; can represent it in language of chemistry

Additional information

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Description of prerequisites

High School chemistry and mathematics courses and Principles of Chemistry 1 (KEMP111) are strongly recommended

Study materials

Tro, Nivaldo J.: Chemistry - a Molecular Approach, International Edition, Pearson Education International, chapters 11-18 (1.-3. edition) or 11-19 (4. edition). All editions of the book are suitable.

Completion methods

Method 1

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Method 2

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Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
No published teaching

Exam (5 cr)

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