Chemistry and the Environment FB3006

Course Objectives

To acquire a basic understanding of chemistry and the environment, and an appreciation of the causes and effects of those processes which result in environmental problems. The student will learn strategies to avoid or reduce environmental problems.

Course Description

Chemistry 7 credits: The structure of atoms and the periodic table, chemical binding, chemical equations and calculations, chemical names, solutions, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, electro-chemistry and organic chemistry.

Environment 3 credits: General ecology, air-pollution/purification of emissions to the atmosphere, water pollution/purification and discharges to water, refuse and its treatment, energy and the environment, working environments.

Learning Methods

Lectures and practical assignments.

Assessment Methods

Chemistry: Two small examinations counting for 20%, and a final examination counting for 80%.
Environment: Final examination.

All examinations are written. The small exams are during the semester. The final examination is in December.
In order to pass the course, the student must pass the final exam and at least 20 % must be correct both in chemistry and environment.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Wenche Bergland <>, last modified  - 31/01/2008