Undergraduate course

Organic Synthesis and Analysis

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeKJEM131
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageNorwegian
  • Resources

Teaching semester

Autumn. (The course has limited capacity).

Objectives and Content

The course includes synthesis of organic compounds at micro and semi-micro scale. The synthetic work will demonstrate how organic reactions provide a basis for biology, geology, medicine and chemical industry. The course will also give an introduction to analytical organic chemistry using qualitative analysis and instrumental methods, emphasising spectroscopic techniques. The principles of structural analysis of organic compounds will be discussed. Extensive laboratory work with modern synthetic reactions and analytical techniques will illustrate the importance of organic chemistry for our society. "Green chemistry" approaches will be emphasised.

Learning Outcomes

After completing the course KJEM131 the student will be able to:

  • analyze and draw flowchart for procedures in organic synthesis and analysis.
  • analyze a selection of chemical reactions that are used in connection with the synthesis of important organic compounds.
  • write reaction schemes and mechanisms for a number of important reactions used in organic synthesis.
  • utilize different standard apparatus and glass equipment used in organic synthesis laboratorie and make use of these in the basic experimental synthetic work.
  • write synthesis tables, calculate yield and compilation of experimental results in the laboratory report.
  • work according to the basic rules of health, environment, and safety for the organic chemistry laboratory.

Required Previous Knowledge


Recommended Previous Knowledge

KJEM130/FARM130. We assume that the students have knowledge of organic chemistry corresponding level from KJEM130/FARM130.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Lab course with journal. Compulsory work is valid for five following semesteres.
Compulsory work must be submitted within the given deadlines for the course. Approval of the compulsory work is necessary to get admittance to the written exam.
The student must participate and pass a course on Health, Environment and Safety.

Forms of Assessment

Written examination (4 hours, counts for 100% of the grade)

Examination Support Material

Non- programmable calculator, according to model listed in faculty regulations.

Grading Scale

The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.

Subject Overlap

K103: 5stp, K234: 5stp, K234A: 5stp

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Portfolio assessment and written examinat

    09.03.2018, 09:00
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    Examination system
    Digital exam