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780118P General and Inorganic Chemistry B, 5 ECTS cr 
Code 780118P  Validity 01.08.2015 -
Name General and Inorganic Chemistry B  Abbreviation General and Ino 
Scope5 ECTS cr   
TypeBasic Studies Discipline3252 Chemistry 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Field of Chemistry 

ECTS Credits 

5 ECTS credits / 134 hours of work

Language of instruction 



1st autumn

Learning outcomes 

After this course, the student:

- can explain inorganic chemistry fundamentals, basic concepts and terminology

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


Thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, electrochemistry, electrons in atoms, periodic table, chemical bond, intermolecular forces.

Mode of delivery 

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods 

32 hours of lectures and applications, 18 hours of exercises, 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 7-11.1- 11.7, 12.1, 13, 19-20.

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 

Matti Niemelä

Working life cooperation 


Other information 



Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration General and Inorganic Chemistry B  Course  Matti Niemelä  01.11.21 -10.12.21

Future examinations
Functions Name Type ECTS cr Teacher Schedule
Registration General and Inorganic Chemistry B  General exam  Matti Niemelä 
12.08.21thu -
Registration General and Inorganic Chemistry B exam  Exam    12.08.21
registration period has not begun General and Inorganic Chemistry B exam  Exam  Matti Niemelä  25.02.22