Course code KJM340

KJM340 Instrumental Inorganic Analysis

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Course responsible: Elin Lovise Folven Gjengedal
Teachers: Pablo Jorge Lebed, Marie Vollset, 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 the 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 focus on naturally occurring processes in the biogeochemical cycle. The laboratory exercises comprise both traditional and modern analysis methods.
Learning outcome:
The student acquires 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. Be able to select the most appropriate analysis method based on accuracy requirements and possibly the composition of the sample and economical limits. Evaluate the quality of analysis data.
Learning activities:
The lectures are to give an introduction to 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. The deadline for submitting articles is one week after the exercise has been carried out.
Teaching support:
The students are free to make appointments for discussions with both the lecturers and the technical staff. The laboratory reports are written as articles. The deadline for submitting articles is one week after the exercise has been carried out. An opportunity to discuss improvements of the reports will be offered every student individually, even reports that are approved.
Syllabus:
Curriculum is made known in Fronter. 
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:
3 of 7 laboratory reports: count 1/3. The oral examination: counts 2/3. All parts must be passed.
Nominal workload:
30 hours of lectures, 42 hours of laboratory exercises, 112 hours to draw up 7 reports, 140 hours of self-tuition, 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:
Compulsory attendance on the first lecture.
Examiner:
The final oral examination is assessed by an external examiner.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått