KJM5100 – Synthesis of Inorganic Materials

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 provides an introduction to the synthesis of inorganic and hybrid materials using a variety of techniques, both traditional inorganic methods and the use of organometallic precursors. The methods reviewed are: ceramic synthesis, use of precursors, flux growth, combustion methods, hydrothermal method, chemical gas transport, CVD, sol-gel precursor methods, intercalation, and mild methods. It will be taught how the methods shape the final product, ranging from amorphous materials to large single crystals, and special forms of nanomaterials, porous materials, and thin films. This course is suitable for students who have tasks where synthesis of inorganic materials is required.

Learning outcome

After completing the course, you:

  • are familiar with a variety of different methods for synthesizing inorganic materials
  • are able to evaluate the synthesis methods against each other and also assess what form the final products will be
  • should be able to assess appropriate methods for the synthesis of metastable materials
  • have practical skills with several techniques for synthesis of inorganic materials
  • are able to plan and implement laboratory setup for the synthesis of inorganic materials

Admission to the course

Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

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

KJM1101 – Generell kjemi and KJM1121 – Inorganic Chemistry I.

Overlapping courses


The teaching includes 32 hours of lectures, 16 hours of seminars, and 60 hours of a mandatory laboratory course. The laboratory course must be approved before you can take the final exam.

In autumn 2021, the lectures will be given as digital recordings from prior years. The seminars will be given as normally, in the last part of the course.

Within August 10th/January 10th, international students must inform the student administration at the Department of Chemistry if English teaching is requested. Attendance at the first lecture and the laboratory exercises is mandatory. You will lose your place in the course if you do not inform the student administration at the Department of Chemistry before the first lecture/lab training 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 oral exam which counts 100 % towards the final grade.

The laboratory course must be approved before you can take the final exam.

It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: KJM9100 – Synthesis of Inorganic Materials

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. 21, 2021 8:34:29 PM

Facts about this course


The course may be cancelled if less than 5 students apply.

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)