Course code KJM211

KJM211 Organic Chemistry Addition

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Course responsible: Yngve Henning Stenstrøm
Teachers: Hanne Marie Devle, Salima Fjeld, Anne Gravdahl
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
The course is open for a limited number of students. Students having KJM211 as a mandatory course are guaranteed place. The rest of the students will be accepted based on the grades from KJM110 or equivalent courses.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2003-2004
Preferential right:
B-BIOTEK (biochemistry specializaiton), B-KJEMI, M-KB.
Course contents:

The teacher gives lectures throughout the teaching period.
Problem solving together with a teacher.
A teacher will go through laboratory exercises (compulsory).
Laboratory work (compulsory).
Help with the laboratory report and the calculation exercises is offered by the teaching assistants.

Please note that the course will start late in October.

Learning outcome:
Become familiar with basic organic spectroscopy and organic laboratory techniques with special emphasis on natural substances. Gain a general understanding of the reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry. Be able to view organic chemistry as part of a larger context with special emphasis on the reactions of the various functional groups. Be able to set up simple organic chemistry experiments including simple syntheses. A few name reactions should be recognized. Skills: To get a good grade you should be able to use the basic knowledge on new problems. Laboratory excercises are an important part of this course.
Learning activities:
Colloquia with a teacher/teaching assistant present.
The teacher will go through assignments.
Laboratory work, which includes going through the exercises (compulsory).
Independent study.
Teaching support:

Help with problem-solving and lab exercises will be offered by teaching assistants. Questions off lecture times will be answered in office hours which will be announced at the beginning of the semester.


Hart, Craine, Hart: Organic Chemistry - A short course, 13th edition (i.e. the last one).
Yngve Stenstrøm: Lab booklet.
Yngve Stenstrøm: Compendium.
KJM110 or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Laboratory course with an approved journal. Must be approved before exam.Laboratory course and joint review.The quiz that can be found on Fronter for each course day, has to be passed prior to the laboratory course.Please note that ALL laboratory excersises are compulsory (5 days).
Written exam (3.5 hrs), with an external examiner.
The laboratory course counts 10 % of the final grade. 
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 20 hours.
Laboratory exercises: 30 hours.
Laboratory review: 5 hours.
Problem solving with a teacher present: 10 hours.
Preparation for labs/journal writing: 30 hours.
Individual study: 215 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
KJM211 gives 0 credits, if taken together with KJM210.
Type of course:

Note! This course starts at the turn of the month October/November. Before that, it is useful to follow the course KJM110.

KJM211 consists of: Lectures: 4 hours per week (total of ca. 20 hours). Laboratory work: 6 hours per week for 5 weeks (total of 30 hours). Joint lab review: 1 hour a week for 5 weeks. Joint review of problem solving: 2 hour per week (total of 10 hours) during the last half of the course. Mathematics exercise help: 2 hours per week. The lecture load will be heavier during the second half of the semester, in order to accommodate KJM110 more easily.

All laboratory excercises (5 days altogether) are mandatory.

KJM211 is meant as an offer for those who have taken basic organic chemistry equivalent to 10 credits, e. g. KJM110, and want to do more organic chemistry. This means that KJM210 = KJM110+KJM211.
An external examiner approves the examination questions and marks 25 randomly selected exam papers.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, other aids as specified
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått