Course code KJM240

KJM240 Analytical Chemistry

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Course responsible: Elin Lovise Folven Gjengedal
Teachers: Solfrid Lohne, Øyvind Enger, Susanne Birkeland, Roland Peter Kallenborn, Mina Marthinsen Langfjord
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
90
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2003H
Preferential right:
M-KJEMI, B-KJEMI, M-MINA, M-LUR, M-KB, NATURAL SCIENCE.
Course contents:
The lectures give an overview of the course and the theoretical background for relevant methods. Several textbooks are used as the point of departure. The laboratory exercises focus on naturally occurring processes in the biogeochemical cycle. The exercises give an introduction to inorganic analytical chemistry from sampling to the performing of analyses through practical experience. The laboratory exercises comprise both traditional and modern analysis methods. Another goal for the laboratory exercises is to teach students to write their lab reports as scientific articles.
Learning outcome:
Mainly to acquire a broad overview of inorganic analytical chemistry from the taking of samples to analysis. Through laboratory exercises, students are to learn how to critically evaluate sources of error and uncertainty in the analyses that influence the interpretation of data. Knowledge of sampling, as well as sample preparation methods and separation techniques. Knowledge of quality control with special emphasis on the validation of methods. Knowledge and understanding of the principles for the following analysis methods: Gravimetry and titer analysis. Titrimetrical methods (neutralisation, felling, complex, electrochemical methods, redox titrations and potentiometric methods). Spectroscopic methods (molecular absorption spectroscopy as well as atom spectroscopy based on absorption and emission). Gas and liquid chromatographical methods. Be able to select the most appropriate sample-taking, preparation and analysis methods based on accuracy requirements and possibly on knowledge about the sample"s composition and economical limits. Evaluate the quality of analysis data. The course focuses on naturally occurring processes in the biogeochemical cycle, and in that way satisfies the environmental profile of NMBU.
Learning activities:
Analytical chemistry is an experience-based subject where especially laboratory exercises are central. Lectures are to give a broad introduction to analytical chemistry from sampling to the performing of analyses. The laboratory exercises place emphasis on the critical evaluation of sources of error and uncertainty in the analyses that affect the interpretation of the data. The laboratory reports are written as articles. The deadline for submitting a laboratory report is one week after the exercise has been conducted.
Teaching support:
The laboratory exercises place emphasis on the critical evaluation of sources of error and uncertainty in the analyses that affect the interpretation of the data. The students are free to make appointments for discussions with both the lecturer and the technical staff. The laboratory reports are written as articles. The deadline for submitting a laboratory report is one week. Students will be given an opportunity to discuss improvements of the reports, even reports that are approved.
Syllabus:
Skoog, D.A., D.M. West, F.J. Holler & S.R. Crouch, 2014. Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry. 9th Ed. Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, UK.
Prerequisites:
KJM100 General Chemistry
Recommended prerequisites:
KJM120 Inorganic Chemistry, KJM230 Physical Chemistry.
Mandatory activity:

Approved journal from 7 laboratory exercises.

Compulsory attendance on the first lecture.

Assessment:
Final written examination (3.5 hours). Grading system: A-E / Not passed. Permissible aids B1: Distributed calculator, no other aids.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 30 hours, laboratory exercises: 42 hours, completing 7 reports: 122 hours, self-tuition: 116 hours, a total workload of 300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
-
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours per week (ca. 30 hours in all). Laboratory exercises: 6 hours (1 day) per week (42 hours in all).
Note:
The course begins the first week of the autumn parallel. Compulsory attendance on the first lecture.
Examiner:
The external examiner approve the examination questions and censor the exam paper. 
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått