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Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry


Contact Information:

Laboratory of Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
(A.I.Virtasen aukio 1)
P.O. Box 55
FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Head of the Laboratory
Markku Leskelš
Phone: +358-2941 50195

Mrs. Raija Jussila
Phone: +358-2941 50197



The laboratory provides courses in inorganic and materials chemistry at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. The basic and intermediate level courses are lectured annually and the advanced level courses typically biannually. For the detailed schedule see the study guide or (both in Finnish). You can also contact Department’s counselling officers. The credits are in accordance with European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Basic studies

Analytical chemistry (5 credits)
General chemistry I (4 credits)
General chemistry II (4 credits)
Inorganic chemistry laboratory IA (3 credits)

Intermediate studies

Inorganic chemistry (3 credits)
Inorganic chemistry laboratory IB (3 credits)
Inorganic chemistry laboratory II (6 credits)
Laboratory safety (3 credits)

Advanced studies

Compulsory courses:

Advanced inorganic chemistry laboratory (6 credits)
Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry (6 credits)
Basics of organometallic chemistry (4 credits)
Inorganic materials chemistry (4 credits)
Seminars in inorganic chemistry (3 credits)

Elective courses:

Chemical bond (3 credits)
Chemistry of rare earth elements (3 credits)
Chemistry of thin films (6 credits)
Combinatorial chemistry (3 credits)
Determination of crystal and molecule structure (3 credits)
Industrial inorganic chemistry (3 credits)
Materials characterization methods (3 credits)
Metal ions in biological systems (3 credits)
Methods in structural inorganic chemistry (3 credits)
Organometallic compounds as catalysts (3 credits)
Solid state chemistry (3 credits)
Surface chemistry (3 credits)
Symmetry in inorganic chemistry (3 credits)
Vacuum technology (3 credits)
Workshop on modeling of inorganic compounds (3 credits)

Advanced research project in inorganic chemistry (20-60 credits) for exchange students