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9.12.2019 at 09:00 - 28.2.2020 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 14.1.2020
14:15 - 16:00
Fri 17.1.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 21.1.2020
14:15 - 16:00
Fri 24.1.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 28.1.2020
14:15 - 16:00
Fri 31.1.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 4.2.2020
14:15 - 16:00
Fri 7.2.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 11.2.2020
14:15 - 16:00
Fri 14.2.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 18.2.2020
14:15 - 16:00
Fri 21.2.2020
12:15 - 14:00
Tue 25.2.2020
14:15 - 16:00
Fri 28.2.2020
12:00 - 15:00


Compulsory for students on the Study Track in Chemistry of the Bachelor's Programme in Science (in English). For status in other degree programmes, consult the descriptions of KEK101 (in Finnish) or KEK182 (in Swedish).

Optional for other study tracks.

The course is available for other degree programs

Highschool chemistry courses.

Basic Studies in Chemistry


  • Reaction enthalpy, and both experimatental and theoretical methods how to determ
  • entropy as a part thermodynamic equilibrium in context of laws of thermodynamics
  • Understandins these factors in estimating spontainety of the reaction

Structure of the atom:

  • Quantum mechanical description of atoms: Aufbau principle and Quantum numbers
  • Understanding Periodic Table based on previous aspect
  • Predicting periodic properties based on electronic configuration and effective nuclear charge

Nature of the Chemical Bond and Molecular Structures

  • bonding theories
  • molecular geometry
  • intermolecular forces
  • Bond types, covalent, polar covalent and ionic bonds
  • Covalent and polar covalent bonds containing compound presentation using Lewis-model
  • Molecular shape estimation using VSEPR-model
  • Molecular orbital theory in simple two atomic systems

States of matter:

  • Intermolecular forces and understanding their effect on various properties
  • Presenting and estimating state of matter using phase diagrams
  • Understading how colligative properties effect on systems: melting and boiling point, osmosis and vapor pressure

The spring semester of the first year of studies.

Thermochemistry, Structure of the atom, Nature of the Chemical Bond and Molecular Structures

Lectures, homework and exam.

Nivaldo J. Tro, Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (Prentice Hall), chapters 5–12 (1st to3rd ed.); chapters 5-13 (4th ed.)

Exercises on-line. Group studying at the "study foyer" is encouraged.

Written exam elucidating both knowledge of theory and application of the topics named in Learning Outcomes.

General scale 1-5.

Offered annually in spring term in teaching period 3. First time offered in spring term 2020.

Mika Polamo, Ph.D., University Lecturer, Docent, Subject Teacher