Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.10.2015 - 04.12.2015

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Maarit Karppinen

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course the student will be able to

1. explain the basic features of the transition metal chemistry

2. derive the basic chemical and physical properties of d-block and f-block transition metals from their electron structures

3. describe the most important compounds of transition elements and name their applications

4. find and read basic scientific literature on a given topic related to the chemistry of elements


Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course covers the basics of the chemistry of elements. The emphasis is on the d-block transition metals and lanthanoids.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, seminar presentation, homework and class-room problems and final examination

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures 30 h

Home problem solving 30 h

Independent homework 72 h

Exam 3 h


Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

As agreed

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Fail, 1-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):