KJM2400 – Analytical Chemistry I
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 we plan for teaching and examinations to be conducted as described in the course description and on semester pages. However, changes may occur due to the corona situation. You will receive notifications about any changes at the semester page and/or in Canvas.
Spring 2020: Teaching and examinations was digitilized. See changes and common guidelines for exams at the MN faculty spring 2020.
Analytical Chemistry I (KJM2400) addresses the basic concepts of quantitative analysis, quality assurance of measurements and measuring equipment, statistical processing of measurements, sampling and sample processing, and practical training in instrumental analysis methods.
The course is suitable for anyone with a sufficient background in chemistry, who wants to be introduced to modern analytical techniques.
After completing the course, you can:
- plan and carry out their own work in the laboratory and work according to the HSE regulations
- use statistical methods and be able to assure quality data in completed analyses
- the theory behind modern analytical methods, including instrument construction
- carry out titrations, analyzes based on molecular, atomic absorption spectroscopy, gas chromatography, and liquid chromatography
Admission to the course
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.
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.
Special admission requirements
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).
Formal prerequisite knowledge
Approved 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 credits or more.
The following courses must be passed before the first compulsory laboratory training in KJM2400:
- HMS0503 – Laboratory Safety or MNHMS0010LS – Innføring i laboratoriesikkerhet (discontinued) or MNHMS0020LS – In-depth Laboratory Safety (discontinued)
- HMS0505 – Electricity Safety or MNHMS0015ES – Introduction to Electricity Safety (discontinued)
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with KJ240.
- 10 credits overlap with KJ243.
- 10 credits overlap with KJ243.
- 10 credits overlap with KJ143.
- 5 credits overlap with KJM1040 – Physical and analytical chemistry I (discontinued).
- 5 credits overlap with KJM1050 – Physical and analytical chemistry II (discontinued).
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 approved before you can 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, before you can sit the final exam.
The first lecture and the first day of the laboratory course are mandatory. If you are unable to attend, you must notify the student administration at the Department of Chemistry before the first lecture/laboratory course starts.
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.
- Final written exam (4 hours), which counts 100% towards the final grade.
The laboratory course must be approved before you can sit the final exam.
Examination support material
Calculator and one formula sheet enclosed with the exam paper. The calculator must fulfill the requirements specified by The Department of Mathematics (only in Norwegian).
Language of examination
You may submit your response in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
If you prefer to have the examination text given in English, you must submit an application to the Department of Chemistry.
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.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: