Inorganic and Organic Chemistry


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Explain the concept of activity and activity coefficients of ions in solution
  • Explain the fundamental thermodynamics underlying the calculation of equilibrium constants of coupled equilibria systems
  • Describe properties of solids that rely on the atomic structure of metals and ionic compounds
  • Describe stereochemistry and coordination chemistry of chemical complexation
  • Explain bonding of organic carbon-based compounds and stereochemistry
  • Account for functional groups, nomenclature, common trivial names and physical properties
  • Account for reactive intermediates (radicals, carbocat-ions, and anions)
  • Describe reaction mechanisms of organic reactions
  • Explain product distribution and synthesis strategy
  • Account for methods for the purification and isolation of organic chemicals
  • Account for the influence of ionic strength (non-ideality) when doing calculations on chemical reactions in solution
  • Explain the models for the structure of chemical complexation based on electron configuration


  • Couple several chemical equilibria of both homogeneous and heterogeneous nature and to perform the necessary calculations for determination of the equilibrium state of the coupled system
  • Explain various equilibrium diagrams with a particular focus on redox reactions
  • Deduce important properties of chemical compounds using the periodic table of elements
  • Apply the knowledge achieved in the course for analysis of the chemistry of a main group and other trends in the periodic table
  • Apply the fundamental concepts of isotope and nuclear chemistry
  • Use the nomenclature rules to read, interpret and disseminate information related to organic chemicals
  • Write reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and product distributions for selected ionic, organometallic and radical reactions
  • Based on synthesis protocols, draw a block diagram showing all steps in the synthesis and the subsequent purification procedure


  • Alter reaction pathways in order to achieve a preferred or particular outcome of a process
  • Apply own knowledge of organic chemistry in technical, biological and ecological contexts

Type of instruction

  • Lectures, laboratory exercises, theoretical exercises and workshops

Extent and expected workload

150 hours



Name of examInorganic and Organic Chemistry
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies

Facts about the module

Danish titleUorganisk og organisk kemi
Module codeK-KT-B3-3
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science