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Basic Studies in Chemistry (3 cr)

Code: AT00CH93-3002

General information


01.07.2022 - 04.09.2022


05.09.2022 - 16.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Virtual portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

Distance learning


Faculty of Technology (LAB)


E-campus, Lahti

Teaching languages

  • English

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Sustainable Solutions Engineering


  • Tiina Valkonen

Scheduling groups

  • Luennot 1 (Size: 0. Open UAS: 0.)



Small groups

  • Luennot 1

Learning outcomes

The student is able to
- to understand the meaning of the chemistry as an essential part of environmental engineering
- to describe and identify common inorganic compounds as well as the groups and structures of organic compounds.
- to present the basic chemical aquations and reactions
- to know the atomic structure and chemical bonds, electrochemical reactions, acid and base equilibrium
- to compute basic chemical calculations

Implementation and methods of teaching

This course has online lectures on Thursdays at 12am - 2pm.

Learning material and recommended literature

Material will be in moodle.

Book: Introductory chemistry, Tro, Nivaldo J., 2018 (Students can use online licenses).

Learning environment

The course consists of contact teaching and individual work. We use the Moodle environment.


- Atomic structure and periodicity
- Chemical bonding and structure
- Amount of substance (n) and its use in calculations
- Chemical reaction equations and their use in calculations
- Oxidation and reduction
- Acids and bases
- Naming organic compounds and functional groups

Assessment criteria


Assessment scale


Failed (0)

The student can not solve chemical problems.

Assessment criteria: level 1 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student is able to solve simple mechanical problems.

Assessment criteria: level 3 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student understands and is able to apply basic chemistry.

Assessment criteria: level 5 (assessment scale 1–5)

The student masters the methods of basic chemistry.