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Course content

Basic concepts in quantitative analysis, quality assurance of measurement data and equipment, statistic treatment of measurement data, sampling and sample treatment.

Instrumental methods of analysis; titrimetry, potensiometry, molecular spectroscopy, atomic spectroscopy, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, and electrophoresis.

Learning outcome

The students will attain independent laboratory skills in fundamental experimental techniques, and become familiar with the principles behind the construction of the instruments used. The students should be able to plan and perform their own work in the laboratory and work in accordance with the Health and Safety regulations.


Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Late registration is manual: If you did not apply for the course in time for main registration, you have to contact the student administration at The Department of Chemistry for late registration.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

Completed laboratory course in KJM1100 – General chemistry (continued) and KJM1110 – Organic chemistry I (continued), or similar courses. For safety reasons, these requirements are absolute and can not be waived for students with 120 ECTS or more.

The following HSE courses must also be taken in the same semester or earlier than KJM2400:
MNHMS0015 – Introduction to Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) (discontinued)
MNHMS0010LS – Innføring i laboratoriesikkerhet (discontinued)

For students taking KJM2400 Autumn 2014 or later, you must first pass the two HSE courses MNHMS0015 and MNHMS0010LS before you may include KJM2400 as part of a degree.

Recommended previous knowledge

KJM1100 – General chemistry (continued) and KJM1110 – Organic chemistry I (continued), or similar courses.

Overlapping courses

The course has some ECTS credit overlap with the courses KJ143, KJ240, KJ243, KJM1040 and KJM1050.


The course comprises 36 hours of lectures, a mandatory laboratory course of 40 hours (6 exercises) and approx. 6 hours of exam preparation seminars. The laboratory course must be completed/passed before a student may sit for the final exam.

A completed and approved laboratory course is valid for six semesters beyond the semester it was approved. After this period, you must complete the laboratory course again to be able to sit for the final examination. 

The first lecture and the first day of the laboratory course are mandatory. If you are unable to attend, the course responsible Steven Ray H. Wilson has to be informed by e-mail before the first lecture and laboratory day starts(s.r.h.wilson[at]

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.


Written digital final exam (4 hours). The laboratory course must be completed/passed before a student may sit for the final exam.

Examination support material

Pocket calculator and also a formula sheet which is enclosed with the exam paper.

Language of examination

You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English. If you would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more:


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.


Abscence from compulsory laboratory teaching must be documented according to the rules which apply to exams, e.g. by valid attestation from medical doctor in the case of illness.


Facts about this course






Every autumn

From Autumn 2018 the course will be given every Autumn.


Every autumn

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