KJM3000 – Applied Spectroscopy
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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.
This course is about practical applications of spectroscopic methods (NMR, MS, IR, UV) for structure elucidation of organic molecules. The focus is on exercises and practical problems, and less on the theory of the spectroscopic methods.
The main goal of the course is to enable the students to apply spectroscopic methods to determine the constitution of organic compounds. When you have completed this course you should be able to:
- recognize a chromophore and use empirical formulas in UV spectroscopy
- use IR-spectroscopy to identify functional groups in organic molecules and their stretching frequencies
- use mass-spectrometry to determine the elemental composition of molecules and fragments
- rationalize fragmentation patterns in mass-spectra
- interpret 1H and 13C NMR spectra in detail
- interpret simple 2-D NMR spectra
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.
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
Recommended previous knowledge
KJM1110 – Organic chemistry I (continued), KJM1120 – Inorganic Chemistry (continued), KJM1130 – Physical Chemistry I - Thermodynamics and Kinetics, KJM2400 – Analytical Chemistry I, and KJM2600 – Physical chemistry II - quantum chemistry and spectroscopy (continued)
- 10 credits overlap with KJ220.
- 10 credits overlap with KJM4000 – Applied spectroscopy (discontinued).
- 9 credits overlap with KJ220.
The teaching includes:
- about 25 lectures
- about 44 hours of exercises and practical problems
About 22 group assignments will be given, out of which 80% of the these will have to be completed for the course to be approved. Approved exercises are only valid the semester they are written.
The first lecture is mandatory. If you are unable to attend, you must notify the student administration at the Department of Chemistry. If you fail to register as an active student for the course in either of these ways, you will lose access to the course for the given semester.
Written (4 hours) counts 100 % of the final grade. 80% of the group exercises have to be approved for the student to take the exam. Approved exercises are only valid the semester they were written.
Examination support material
Approved calculator. 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 would prefer to have the exam text in English, you may apply to the course administrators.
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
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.