Exams after the reopening

As a general rule, exams will be conducted without physical attendance in the autumn of 2021, even after the reopening. See the semester page for information about the form of examination in your course. See also more information about examination at the MN Faculty in 2021.

Course content

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.

Learning outcome

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

One of the following courses: KJM1002 – Introduction to Chemistry, KJM1101 – Generell kjemi, MENA1001 – Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology or KJM1111 – Organic Chemistry I, or equivalent courses

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)

Overlapping courses


The teaching includes: 

  • about 25 lectures
  • about 44 hours of exercises and practical problems 

​This course has about 22 group assignments per semester, out of which 80 % of these must be approved before you can sit the final exam. 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.


  • Final written exam (4 hours) which counts 100 % towards the final grade.

This course has mandatory assignments that must be approved before you can sit the final exam.

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.

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

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.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Oct. 23, 2021 1:31:32 AM

Facts about this course

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)