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780117P General and Inorganic Chemistry A, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 780117P  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name General and Inorganic Chemistry A  Abbreviation General and Ino 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline3252 Chemistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Chemistry 

ECTS Credits 

5 credits / 134 hours of work

Language of instruction 



1st autumn

Learning outcomes 

After this course, the student:

- can explain organic and inorganic chemistry fundamentals, basic concepts and terminology.

- understand basic concepts of chemistry as described in international general chemistry curriculum.


Basic concepts of chemistry, chemical formula, chemical reaction, chemical equation, oxidation-reduction reactions, stoichiometry, gases, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, additional aspects of acid-base equilibria, solubility and complex-ion equilibria.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

30 hours of lectures and applications, 20 hours of exercises and 85 hours of self-study.

Target group 

Biochemistry, Chemistry compulsory. In the entity of 25 credits (minor studies), compulsory. 

Physical sciences, Mathematical sciences, optional.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Upper secondary school chemistry.

Recommended optional programme components 


Recommended or required reading 

Petrucci, R.H., Herring, F.G., Madura, J.D. ja Bissonnette, C.: General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications, 11. edition (also 7., 8., 9. ja 10. edition), Pearson Canada Inc., Toronto, 2017. Chapters 1-6, 14.2, 15-18.

Assessment methods and criteria 

Two intermediate examinations or one final examination.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.


The course utilizes a numerical grading scale 0-5. In the numerical scale zero stands for a fail.

Person responsible 

Johanna Havia

Working life cooperation 


Other information 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration General and Inorganic Chemistry A  Course  Johanna Havia  02.09.21 -14.10.21

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has not begun General and Inorganic Chemistry A exam  Exam  Johanna Havia  21.01.22