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 and Procedures

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


Education ownerBachelor of Science (BSc) in Engineering (Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)
Study BoardStudy Board of Chemistry and Bioscience
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science