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Undergraduate course

Chemistry and Energy

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeKJEM110
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
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ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Teaching semester

Autumn. Limited capacity course. More information: http://www.uib.no/en/matnat/53431/admission-courses-limited-capacity

Place of Instruction


Objectives and Content

The course is suitable for students that either have a good background in chemistry from upper secondary school, or have taken the course KJEM100. Chemistry is the study of the structure, properties and reactions of matter. This subject uses a physical perspective to introduce these three aspects of chemistry, combined with numerous examples from everyday life, industry and nature. Some of the topics covered are state functions, energy terms (enthalpy, free energy), entropy, electrochemistry, the properties of solutions and states of matter, kinetics and nuclear chemistry. The course contains a laboratory course that illustrates parts of the theoretical curriculum and provides experience in experimental work.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the course KJEM110, the student will have the following:


The student has

    • basic knowledge on the composition, properties and reactions of matter from a physical persepctive
  • basic kowledge on the structures of and bondings in atoms and molecules


The student is able to

  • perform calculations using physical chemistry laws and equations
  • conduct experiments in a laboratory following a written procedure
  • write a lab report that contains the purpose of a laboratory experiment, a description of the experimental procedure and an evaluation of the quality of the experimental results.


The student

    • understands scientific literature written in English

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

MAT101, KJEM100

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

K101: 10stp;

FARM110: 10 SP

KJEM109: 10 SP

Access to the Course

Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and fulfilled requirements.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching is given as lectures, laboratory course and colloquium.

Lectures: 60 h (4h/week)

Laboratory course: 30 h (6h/week for five weeks)

Colloquium (groups led by advanced students): 28 h (2h/week)

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

  • Mandatory attendance to laboratory course (5 days with laboratory days) with a written journal and exercises (valid for five following semesters. Courses taken previous to autumn 2022 are valid for 5 following semesters).
  • The students must participate in and pass a course on Health, Environment and Safety (HSE) before attending the laboratory course.
  • In order to obtain approval of the mandatory activities, and therefore gain access to the final exam, one must submit mandatory assignments of a satisfactory standard within the set deadlines. Mandatory assignments should be your own work.
  • Serious violations of the HSE rules will lead to a loss of the right to complete the laboratory course
  • It is not possible to use more then 3 attempts (semester) to complete the laboratory course.
  • Mandatory attendance at the first lecture to keep the place in the laboratory course.

Forms of Assessment

Portfolio assessment based on:

  • Laboratory course (accounts for 20% of the final grade)
  • Mandatory written exercise (pass/fail)
  • Midterm exam (2h) (accounts for 20% of the final grade)
  • written exam at home (4 hours) (accounts for 60% of the final grade)

Supplementary exam-regulations:

1. The laboratory course and mandatory written excercise are valid the 5 following semesters.

2. Mid-term assessment, grading from the laboratory course and the final exam are only valid in the same semester as they are taken.

3. In semesters with teaching:

a. Students without approved laboratory course and approved mandatory written exercise from previously semesters must complete in the portfolio assessment.

b. Students with approved laboratory course and approved mandatory written exercise from previously semesters must take the final exam. The result from the final exam constitutes 100% of the grade.

Examination Support Material

Non-programmable calculator according to model listed in faculty regulations.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Programme Committee

The Programme Committee is responsible for the coontent, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.

Course Administrator

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry has the administrative responsibility for the course and program.

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Portfolio assesment and written examinat

    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam
    • Exam part: Written examination

      01.03.2023, 09:00
      4 hours
      Examination system
      Digital exam
    • Exam part: Midterm examination

      2 hours
      Examination system
      Digital exam