KJM1130 – Physical Chemistry I - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
Basic concepts in thermodynamics; chemical equilibria, phase equilibria and phase diagrams, gases, liquids and solutions, and kinetics. Introduction to statistical thermodynamics.
Students will learn fundamental chemical thermodynamics and be able to use this in experimental and theoretical work with chemical systems. Students also should attain independent laboratory skills in fundamental experimental techniques and become familiar with the principles behind the construction of the instruments used.
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.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
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
Completed laboratory course in one of the following (or similar) courses: KJM1101 – Generell kjemi, KJM1100 – General chemistry (continued), KJM1110 – Organic chemistry I (continued), or KJM1111 – Organic Chemistry I
The following HSE courses must also be taken in the same semester or earlier than KJM1130: MNHMS0015 – Introduction to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) (discontinued) MNHMS0010LS – Innføring i laboratoriesikkerhet (discontinued)
Recommended previous knowledge
KJM1020 – Organisk kjemi I (discontinued)/KJM1011 – Organic Chemistry 1 (discontinued), KJM1100 – General chemistry (continued) and MAT1100 – Calculus MAT1012 – Mathematics 2 (discontinued) or equivalent.
- 10 credits overlap with KJ130.
- 10 credits overlap with KJ133.
- 10 credits overlap with KJ133.
- 8 credits overlap with KJM1130V – Fysikalsk kjemi for lærere (Videreutdanningsmodul for kjemilærere) (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with KJM1040 – Physical and analytical chemistry I (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with KJM1050 – Physical and analytical chemistry II (discontinued).
The course has four different types of teaching:
- 39 hours of lectures
- 42 hours of exercises
- a mandatory laboratory course consisting of 4 separate exercises (a total of 20 hours). Please note that the lab course in KJM1130 – Physical Chemistry I - Thermodynamics and Kinetics is offered in alternating weeks with the lab course in KJM1121 – Inorganic Chemistry I. This is relevant for the students who are taking both courses.
- 1 mandatory assignment
An approved laboratory course and the mandatory assignment are required in order to sit for the final exam. It is mandatory to attend the first lecture and the lab exercises. If you are unable to join the mandatory lab exercises, you must notify the Department of Chemistry. Absence needs to be documented in the same say as with absence from an exam, i.e. a note from your doctor. A completed and approved laboratory course is valid for six semesters after completion. After this period you must re-take it in order to sit for the final exam. If you have passed the laboratory course but never have taken the exam, this will need to be registered by the Department of Chemistry, which will need a confirmation that you have passed the lab course. The first lecture and lab exercise 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. You need to have passed the following HSE courses before you can attend the mandatory laboratory teaching:
As the teaching involves laboratory and/or fieldwork, 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% towards the final grade.
The laboratory course and the mandatory assignment must be approved before you can sit the final exam.
Examination support material
The calculator must fulfill the requirements specified by The Department of Mathematics (only in Norwegian).
Language of examination
You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
If you prefer to have the examination text given in English, you must submit an application to the Department of Chemistry.
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: