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Teaching and exams spring 2022

At the MN Faculty teaching is in-person this spring, but there may still be cases of online or hybrid teaching.

Please see the semester page, Canvas or your regular channel of information for changes in teaching and form of examination.

Course content

The course provides an introduction to key topics in chemistry and includes an introduction to organic chemistry suitable for further studies, as well as practical laboratory training. The course is a part of the programme Biovitenskap (bachelor). Students who already have ‘Chemistry 2’ (Kjemi 2) from Upper Secondary School should consider taking KJM1101 General Chemistry.

Learning outcome

After completing the course you:

  • will hold basic knowledge about the atoms´ electron configuration (orbital), redox chemistry, thermodynamic concepts of binding energy, enthalpy, and entropy, as well as factors that affect the rate of reaction (kinetics).
  • are able to draw structural models for simple molecules, use stoichiometry and equilibrium considerations to explain how a chemical system will react under external influences, and become familiar with acid-base equilibriums so that you can use these to calculate pH in aqueous solutions.
  • will have knowledge regarding the structure of organic molecules, nomenclature and isomer types, their division into different classes of substances based on functional groups with their typical reactions, as well as the knowledge required to assess solubility, boiling and/or melting point.
  • know the most important techniques for qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis and you can specify which method is best suited for a given problem.
  • can carry out simple laboratory experiments such as preparing solutions, weighing, accurate pipetting, and pH adjustment, as well as assessing the results in the form of a laboratory journal, including insights into HSE aspects related to chemicals and laboratory routines.

Admission to the course

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb

Special admission requirements

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

Formal prerequisite knowledge

The following courses must be passed before you can attend the first mandatory laboratory teaching in KJM1002:

Minimum basic chemistry (e.g. Kjemi 1) from Upper Secondary School.

Overlapping courses


Teaching is given throughout the semester and consists of the following:

  • 28 hours of lectures
  • 52 hours of exercises including calculation exercises
  • A compulsory laboratory course comprising 4 practical exercises (16 hours in total) with report writing
  • Two compulsory assignments during the semester

The two mandatory assignments and the laboratory course must be approved before you can sit the exam. In order to get the laboratory course approved, all assignments must be completed and all reports must have been approved.

A completed and approved laboratory course is valid for six semesters beyond the semester it was approved. After this period, you must complete the laboratory course again to be able to sit for the exam. The compulsory assignments are only valid for the semester they were approved.

The first lecture, the pre-labs, and the laboratory exercises are mandatory. The first lecture is mandatory. If you are unable to join, you must notify the student administration at the Department of Chemistry. If you fail to register as an active student for the course in either of these ways, you will lose access to the course for the given semester

Before you can attend the mandatory laboratory courses, you have to have passed the following courses:

You will need to provide documentation that you have passed HMS0503 and HMS0505 when you attend the first mandatory lab.

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.


  • Final written exam (4 hours), which counts 100 % towrads the final grade.

This course has mandatory exercises that must be approved before you can take the final exam.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: KJM1001 – Introduction to chemistry (continued)

Examination support material

Calculator, which must fulfill the requirements specified by The Department of Mathematics (only in Norwegian).

Language of examination

The examination text is given in Norwegian. You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) May 18, 2022 12:21:51 AM

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