Course code KJM340

KJM340 Instrumental Inorganic Analysis

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Course responsible: Elin Lovise Folven Gjengedal
Teachers: Øyvind Enger, Ole Christian Lind, Karl Steinar Andreas Jensen, Solfrid Lohne, Yngvar Thomassen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Laboratory exercises are held class by class with groups of up to 4 students; maximum of 12 and minimum of 6 students in the course.
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in August block. This course has teaching/evaluation in August block and Autumn parallel .
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: 2003H
Preferential right:
M-KJEMI, M-MINA, M-KB, M-LUR.
Course contents:
Lectures take scientific papers, other publications, and compendia that are specific to this course as the point of departure. These give an overview of the course and the theoretical background for relevant methods. The laboratory exercises give the students practical experience with different techniques of atomic spectroscopy, including optical, mass and X-Ray spectrometric techniques, and associated sample preparation. In addition, the laboratory exercises introduce different aspects within method validation and related topics. 
Learning outcome:

Knowledge: Acquire an overview of the basic principles of advanced methods and the use of modern instruments/combination of techniques in inorganic analytical chemistry. Knowledge and understanding of the principles for sample pre-treatment including digestion, and analytical methods based on atomic spectroscopy (atomic absorption, atomic emission, atomic fluorescence, atomic mass, atomic X-ray spectrometry), in addition to techniques for the determination of species and of element isotope ratios.

Skills: Based on theoretical and practical training, be able to apply the knowledge to a problem and critically assess sources of error and uncertainty in the analyses that affect the interpretation of data. Provide a theoretical background for the method, as well as present, discuss, and conclude on results from a survey in the form of a report.

General competence: Be able to choose appropriate sampling, sample preparation and analysis method based on knowledge of sample type and analyte(s), as well as requirements for analysis quality. Assess quality in analysis results. Present the work as a report.

Learning activities:
The lectures are to introduce the basic principles of advanced methods and the use of modern instruments/combination of techniques in inorganic analytical chemistry. The laboratory exercises emphasise the development of methods and validation of analysis methods. The laboratory reports are written as articles.
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 deadline for submitting a laboratory report is one week. Each student will be given an opportunity to discuss improvements of the reports, even reports that are approved.
Syllabus:
Curriculum is made known in Canvas. 
Prerequisites:
KJM240 Analytical Chemistry.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Lab reports need approval. Four reports that are not part of the grade must be approved and three report must be passed.
Assessment:

Total assessment:

  • 3 of 7 laboratory reports count 1/3.
  • Oral examination counts 2/3.

All parts must be passed.

Nominal workload:
26 hours of lectures, 42 hours of laboratory exercises, 112 hours to draw up 7 reports, 70 hours of self-tuition, a total workload of 250 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
-
Type of course:
Lectures: 4 hours per week (ca. 26 hours in all). Laboratory exercises: 6 hours (1 day) per week (42 hours in all).
Note:
Compulsory attendance on the first lecture.
Examiner:
The final oral examination is assessed by an external examiner.
Examination details: Combined assessment: A - E / F