Fundamentals in Chemistry II
Additional course evaluations for KE0063
Academic year 2020/2021Fundamentals in Chemistry II (KE0063-30258) 2021-01-18 - 2021-02-17
Academic year 2019/2020Fundamentals in Chemistry II (KE0063-30055) 2020-01-20 - 2020-02-19
Academic year 2018/2019Fundamentals in Chemistry II (KE0063-30113) 2019-01-21 - 2019-02-20
Academic year 2017/2018Fundamentals in Chemistry II (KE0063-30005) 2018-01-15 - 2018-02-14
Academic year 2016/2017Fundamentals in Chemistry II (KE0063-30001) 2017-01-16 - 2017-02-15
KE0063 Fundamentals in Chemistry II, 7.5 CreditsGrundläggande kemi II
Education cycleBachelor’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G1F)
Prior knowledgeFundamental knowledge and skills in chemistry
ObjectivesFundamentals in Chemistry is formally divided into two course modules (I, 15 credits and II, 7.5 credits) that together constitute a unit where the parts have progressive and interdisciplinary contents.
The aim of the course is to give basic knowledge and skills in chemistry with an emphasis on the demands of subsequent courses in soil sciences, environmental sciences, food sciences and biology.
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- concretise energy transformation and chemical reactions in living cells
- discuss environmentally related processes from a chemical perspective
- describe the structure, composition and properties of molecules, especially the molecules that are of importance to soil, environment, foodstuffs and living organisms
- describe important reaction mechanisms
- account for transport across biological membrane and mechanisms for signal transduction
- describe the fundamental features of the genetic information flow
- carry out chemical experiments and use chemical analytical methods
- analyse, interpret and present obtained experimental results
ContentThe courses Fundamentals in Chemistry I and II are divided into so called theme blocks, in which a part of the course content is set in focus. Each theme block is completed with a summarising discussion using examples from current research or from current societal or environmental problems. Both courses highlight central issues within environmental chemistry and sustainable development with seminars on current issues.
In the course Fundamentals in Chemistry II, chemical reactions are studied based on the energy of electrons.
Topics such as the principles of corrosion and how rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries function, the energy carrying molecules of the cell and the basic principles of energy supply in a living cell are covered.
In another theme block, the structure and metabolism of the cell, photosynthesis, the composition of biological membranes and processes connected to membranes e g signalling and transport are studied.
In a specialisation, the chemical processes that take place e g when leaves are senescing and how the different colours of the leaves arise are discussed.
Bases for further studies in biology and genetics are given in a unit where the flow of biological information from genetic information to biochemical function, bioinformatics and evolution is treated from a chemical perspective.
In a final theme block, human influence on the environment from a chemical perspective inter alia chemistry in todays energy production, batteries and catalysts as well as chemistry in renewable energy sources are discussed.
The teacher-supervised parts of the course include both traditional lectures, laboratory sessions and exercises in smaller groups as well as seminars and supervised self-study. In addition to teacher-supervised time, the student is assumed to carry out an essential amount of self-studies using both regular course material and interactive study materials.
Some teaching activities are compulsory, mainly seminars, laboratory sessions and presentations, but also certain lectures and exercises.
Training in scientific presentation is exercised (written and oral) through e g writing of memos, presentation of laboratory results and active discussion in seminars.
Formats and requirements for examinationExamination formats: Written examination, compulsory presentations of laboratory results and of written assignments, compulsory laboratory practicals and written assignments.
Passing the course requires: Approved examination, approved laboratory reports and passed written assignments and approved participation in compulsory components.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Additional informationThe prerequisites can be fulfilled by having followed the course Fundamentals in Chemistry I, 15hp.
Some learning activities may be conducted in English.