Course code KJM311

KJM311 Organic Spectroscopy

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Course responsible: Yngve Henning Stenstrøm
Teachers: Dag Ekeberg
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Minimum 5 students, maximum 100.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2004V
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Lectures are given by the teacher during the first part of the semester.
In the second part of the semester, exercises will be reviewed by the teacher in cooperation with the students.
Learning outcome:

Gain comprehensive knowledge of organic spectroscopic methods, especially UV/visible, IR, NMR (especially 1H and 13C) and MS. Gain a good understanding of how and when the methods are used, and be able to use the methods in an independent way for determining the structure of unknown organic compounds. Special emphasis will be placed on natural products.

Know the most important concepts of organic spectroscopy. Be able to interpret spectra without remedy.

Be able to work independently, and solve complex spectra.

Learning activities:
Colloquia/group work.
Midterm exam with detailed evaluation.
Independent study.
Teaching support:

The office hours will be announced at the beginning of the semester. Questions sent by e-mail will also be answered.


Dudley Williams, Ian Fleming: Spectrocopic Methods in Organic Chemistry, 6th edition (or the last one).
KJM210 or KJM211 or an equivalent introductory course in organic chemistry that includes fundamental organic structural spectroscopy.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
The midterm exam is mandatory. It will be given at the end of April. A passing grade (E or better) has to be achieved for the student to be eligible for the final exam.
Midterm exam (written): 25% of the total grade.
Written examination with an external examiner (3.5 hrs): 75% of the total grade.
Nominal workload:
Lectures: 22 hours.
Discussion groups: 26 hours.
Midterm exam: 3.5 hours.
Individual study: 248 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
22 lecture hours, divided into 4 hours per week, thereafter 26 hours of problem-solving divided into 4 hours per week. Midterm exam for detailed assessment at the end of April.
An external examiner approves the examination questions and grades 25 randomly selected exam papers.
Allowed examination aids: All types of calculators, all other aids.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått