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Inorganic Chemistry 7.5 credits

Oorganisk kemi
First cycle, K0011K
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
G U 3 4 5
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study
Chemical Engineering

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and Chemical Principles (K0016K)

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
After taking the course, you shall be able to - apply the connections and theories that explain the composition and characteristics of various substances. - explain the fundamental causes to hydrolysis and acid-base strengths of various substances and ions. - explain and apply the thermodynamics for dissolution and precipitation. - conclude the speciation of various substances by the use of equilibrium diagrams. - describe and apply some basic theories within coordination chemistry. - use the chemical nomenclature for inorganic substances and ions, including some common exceptions. - explain the causes of corrosion and suggest and explain the appropriate actions available to prevent corrosion. - describe various differences and similarities among the elements. - describe the characteristics and in some cases the preparation of more important substances.In addition, you should have gained increased knowledge of the practical applications that exist of inorganic chemistry, globally as well in Sweden.


Reactions in solutions : Ion potential – hydrolysis/hydration. Acid and base definitions. Theoretical aspects on acid- and base strength, both in aquatic and other solvents.
Thermodynamic, equilibrium chemical and reaction kinetic aspects on solubility. The chelate effect.

Corrosion: Electrochemical and chemical corrosion. Catodic protection. Passivation, inhibition, immunity.

Coordination compounds : Ligand fields, molecular orbitals. Catalysis. Bioinorganic coordination compounds.

Descriptive chemistry with reference to the periodic table

Laboratory exercises : Composed of applications of Reactions in solutions.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The teaching consists of lectures and laboratory exercises. The first lecture is compulsory as well as the laboratory exercises.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
Graded exam. Passed assignments, lab. exercises and reports.

Syllabus can be downloaded from the course room on Fronter.

Lars Gunneriusson

Transition terms
The course K0011K is equal to KGK025

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2021 Sp 1
Rayner-Canham & Overton: Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry. Senaste upplagan.
Kompendium: Reaktioner i vattenlösning, LTU
Diagramsamling, LTU
Kemiska data, LTU

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0006Written exam: Reactions in solutionsG U 3 4 53.00MandatoryS16
0007Written exam: Coordination compoundsG U 3 4 52.00MandatoryS16
0008Descriptive chemistryU G#1.00MandatoryS16
0009Laboratory workU G#1.50MandatoryS16

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
Course plan approved by the Department of Chemical Engineering and Geosciences 2007-02-28.

Last revised
by Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies Eva Gunneriusson, Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering 17 Feb 2021