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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


Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.10.2015 - 04.12.2015

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Maarit Karppinen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Maarit Karppinen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    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 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

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

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures 30 h

    Home problem solving 30 h

    Independent homework 72 h

    Exam 3 h



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    As agreed

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    7 Affordable and Clean Energy

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action