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Teaching and exams spring 2022

In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.

Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.

Course content

The subject is an advanced course in organic chemistry emphazing the chemistry of heterocyclic compounds. The subject is suitable for master students in organic chemistry and related areas.

Learning outcome

After completion of the course you will

  • be familiar with the structures of important classes of heterocyclic aromatic organic compounds
  • be able to classify simple heterocyclic aromatic compounds as electron deficient or electron rich and explain their reactivity based on these properties
  • know how selected organometallic reactions can be applied in heterocyclic chemistry
  • be able to explain on a mechanistic level, reactions and synthesis of important nitrogen containing electron deficient heterocycles; pyridines, diazines and their benzo-condenced analogs
  • be able to explain on a mechanistic level, reactions and synthesis of important oxygen containing electron deficient heterocycles; pyrilium and benzopyrilium ions, pyrones and benzopyrones.
  • be able to explain on a mechanistic level, reactions and synthesis of important electron rich heterocycles; furans, pyrroles and thiophenes and 1,3-azoles, and benzo-condenced analogs
  • be able to explain on a mechanistic level, reactions and synthesis of purines

Admission to the course

PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

KJM3200 – Organic Chemistry II

Overlapping courses


The course consists of 30 hours lectures, 10 hours exercises.


  • Final oral exam which counts 100 % towards the final grade.

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: KJM5220 – Heterocyclic Chemistry

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. 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 exam at the beginning of the next semester.

New examinations are offered at the beginning of the next semester for students who do not successfully complete the exam during the previous semester.

We do not offer a re-scheduled exam for students who withdraw during the exam.

Special examination arrangements, use of sources, explanations and appeals

See more about examinations at UiO

Last updated from FS (Common Student System) Jan. 27, 2022 7:21:50 PM

Facts about this course


Every other autumn starting 2003.

Teaching may be canceled if less than 5 students apply. It will still be possible for students to complete compulsory activities and exams if they wish.

Teaching language
Norwegian (English on request)