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Course content

Kinetic Theory of Gases, Collision Theory, Activated complex Theory, Transport Properties, Reactions in Liquid Solutions, Rapid Reactions and Relaxation Techniques, Photochemistry, Statistical Thermodynamics.

Learning outcome

The student shall acquire increased knowledge of central fields in physical chemistry and be able to use this in practical work with chemical systems.


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.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

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).

Recommended previous knowledge

KJM1100 – General chemistry (continued)/MENA1000 – Materials, energy and nanotechnology (continued), KJM1130 – Physical Chemistry I - Thermodynamics and Kinetics, and KJM2600 – Physical chemistry II - quantum chemistry and spectroscopy (continued) or similar courses.

Overlapping courses


The course consists of 32 hours of lectures and 24 hours of group seminars, and each student must also give 9 presentations during the semester in a compulsory student lecture seminar. The presentations have to be approved. An approved lecture seminar is only valid the semester it is completed.

The first lecture/group seminar and the student lecture seminar are mandatory. If you are unable to join, the Expedition Office has to be informed in advance (phone 22 85 54 46, or e-mail If you fail to register as an active student for the course in either of these ways, you will loose the access to the course for the given semester.


Oral examination (100%). All the student's presentations in the student lecture seminar have to be approved before he/she can take part in the final examination. An approved lecture seminar is only valid the semester it is completed.

Examination support material


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 subject offers new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. Deferred examinations for students who due to illness or other valid reason of absence were unable to sit for their final exams will be arranged at the same time. (These valid reasons has to be documented within given deadlines.)

For general information about new and deferred examination, see

More information about examination at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences can be found here

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Every spring

If less than five students register for the course, the lecture seminar will be completed, but lectures and practical exercises may be replaced by alternative forms of teaching.


Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)