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Changes in the course due to coronavirus

Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.

See general guidelines for examination at the MN Faculty autumn 2020.

Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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:

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

Overlapping courses


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.

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.

Resit an examination

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

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 20, 2020 11:17:13 AM

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