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Environmental Chemistry and HES

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

This is a basic course in both chemistry, (naming of inorganic and organic chemicals, acids/bases, equilibria, aqueous solutions, electrochemistry, structural organic chemistry) and environmental science (green production, air and water pollution and cleaning, solid waste management and recycling, non-renewable and renewable energy sources, energy saving and efficiency).

Learning outcome

After completing the course the student should:
Be able to name inorganic compounds.
Have a basic knowledge of organic chemistry including naming simple compounds.
Understand and be able to use the concept of moles in reactions, solutions, gas phase.
Have understood the principles of equilibria.
Have a basic knowledge of the water-solubility of compounds.
Have a basic knowledge of redox reactions.
Have a basic knowledge of acid and bases.
Understand electrochemistry, simple batteries and the basic process of corrosion.
Have a basic knowledge of types of air and water pollution and remedial treatments, fresh water availability, treatment of rubbish and solid waste, non-renewable and renewable energies, energy saving methods and HSE/work environment issues.


Chemistry: The structure of the atom. Chemical bonds. Intermolecular interactions. The Naming of compounds, use of the mole concept in solids, solutions and the gas phase, reaction equations, equilibrium, acids and bases, reduction/oxidation, water-solubility of compounds, electrochemistry, and organic chemistry. Environmental science: Ecology, water and air pollution, water purification, wastewater treatment, energy, wastes, cleaner technology. Work environment, chemical and physical environmental factors.

Required prerequisite knowledge



Weight Duration Marks Aid
Home exam1/14 hoursA - F
You must be correctly answer some questions in both chemistry and environmental science to pass the exam. Equations book (”Tabell og Formelsamling”) by Cappelen, Dalen et al. (No other help books are allowed except this one). Calulator only of the type Citizen SR-270X, HP-30S, Casio FX82 or TI-30..

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Emil Lindback , Petra Imhof
Head of Department
Gro Johnsen

Method of work

4 hrs lectures and 1hr problem solving pr week.

Overlapping courses

Course Reduction (SP)
Chemistry and environmental science (BIK280_1) 9
Chemistry and environmental science (BIT280_1) 9
Chemistry and environmental science (TE0552_1) 9
Chemistry and environmental science (TE0552_A) 9
Chemistry for data/electro (RED101_1) 5

Open to

Biological Chemistry - Biotechnology - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Civil Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Computer Science- Bachelor's degree programme in computer science
Control Engineering and Circuit Design - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Chemistry and Environmental Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Mechanical Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme, specialization in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Geosciences Engineering - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Petroleum Technology - Bachelor's Degree Programme
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
City and Regional Planning - Master's Degree Programme
Environmental Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Industrial economics - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year
Industrial Automation and Signal Processing - Master's Degree Programme - 5 year
Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science- Master's Degree Programme - 5 years
Master's Degree Programme - Marine- and Offshore Technology - 5 years
Offshore Technology - Master's Degree Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master`s Degree programme in Petroleum Engineering, 5 years

Course assessment

Form and/or discussion


Link to reading list

This is the study programme for 2020/2021.

Sist oppdatert: 18.09.2020