Single-Course Danish 5 ECTS

General and inorganic chemistry

Overall Course Objectives

To provide knowledge of the basic chemical principles and chemical bonding as well as the structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds based on the elements position in the periodic table.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the structure of the periodic table and state atomic symbols, names, electron configurations and magnetic conditions for the elements.
  • Draw up molecular orbital diagrams and state the electron configuration, magnetic properties and bond order of diatomic molecules.
  • Describe the type of chemical bonds and write up Lewis structures and resonance forms for simple molecules.
  • Describe the geometry of molecules using the VSEPR model.
  • Define the hybridization of central atoms with valence bond theory.
  • Rationalize physical and chemical properties such as bond strength, reactivity and stoichiometry of binary compounds based on the elements’ location in the periodic table.
  • Name chemical compounds and write up balanced reaction schemes.
  • Use standard reduction potentials and thermodynamic tools (e.g., Frost diagram) to categorize the chemistry of the elements.
  • Describe the chemistry of the most important elements in their most common oxidation states and the most important industrial inorganic chemical processes.
  • Apply crystal field theory to describe the geometry and electronic structure of coordination compounds

Course Content

Atomic theory. The Periodic Table. Periodic properties. Chemical bonding. Molecular geometry. Production and reactivity of elements and their compounds.

Recommended prerequisites

26008, followed simultaneously or earlier.

Teaching Method

Lectures and problem solving.


Mandatory for students on the bachelor line Chemistry and Technology. Requires minimum B level in chemistry from highschool.

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13 weeks




DTU Lyngby Campus

Course code 26001
Course type Bachelor
Semester start Week 35
Semester end Week 48
Days Tues 8-12

7.500,00 DKK