KJM100 General Chemistry

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Morten Sørlie

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Limits of class size:There is room for 8 laboratory sessions per week, with a maximum of 48 students per session. This can be expanded to 10 lab session in extraordinary cases.

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:

250 hours distributed as follows:

  • Total number of lecture hours: 46.
  • Total number of laboratory hours: 24.
  • Compulsory calculation assignments in connection with laboratory work: 18 hours.
  • 4 tests during the semester: 5 hours.
  • Individual study: 157 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.

About this course

Lectures throughout the entire semester. Laboratory exercises including quiz (compulsory). Guidance is offered by teaching assistants on laboratory reports and calculation exercises. Students will be trained in health, safety and environment (HSE) in the laboratory.

Learning outcome

Students will understand basic chemical principles and reactions. They will be able to name simple chemical compounds and judge the physical and chemical properties of the substances based on their structure. Students will be able to conduct simple laboratory experiments and report and evaluate the results. The course gives a foundation for further study of chemistry and other natural sciences.
    • Lectures.
    • Laboratory work with a report (compulsory).
    • Calculation exercises led by teacher assistants.
    • Lectures, calculation exercises, labadvisory and in office hours.
    • Canvas.
    • kjm100@nmbu.no
    • Second year chemistry from upper secondary school, or KJM007.
    • MATH100/MATH111/STIN100 or equivalent.
  • The assessment is comprised of the following:

    • Test 1: 1 hour, counts 20 % of the total grade.
    • Test 2: 1 hour, counts 20 % of the total grade.
    • Test 3: 1 hour, counts 20 % of the total grade.
    • Test 4: 1 hour, counts 20 % of the total grade.
    • Test 5: 1 hour, counts 20 % of the total grade.
    • Test 4 and 5 are helt at the same time

  • An external examiner will be used to control that the level of the examination questions are satisfactory, and marks a minimum of 25 selected examination papers.
    • Laboratory exercises with reports.
    • Completion of one quiz per lab exercise (performed in Canvas).
    • Introduction to the laboratory work: 3 hours; one session in the beginning of the term.
    • Lectures: 4 hours per week (2 x 2 hours).
    • Laboratory work: 4 hours per week for 6 weeks.
    • Laboratory service ('question sessions') and help with the mathematics assignments (voluntary): 2 hours per week.
  • Special requirements in Science