Level of Study
Spring. The course has a limited number of places, students must apply for admission. More information: http://www.uib.no/matnat/utdanning/studiehverdag/undervisningsopptaket
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course aims to provide an introduction and overview of the most common experimental characterization and basic knowledge in inorganic chemistry. The laboratory course illustrates the use and properties of various inorganic substances as a function of pH and chemical environment, and investigates methods of the classification and identification of inorganic ions based on unknown samples. The laboratory courses provide a knowledge-based illustrative review of trends and type of reactions from the chemistry of elements to d-transition metals.
In addition, the course emphasizes some general and introductory concepts from molecular symmetry, point groups theory, nomenclature, geometry, coordination mode and crystal- and ligand-field theory within d-metal complexes. All together the courses also pinpoint some rudimentary knowledge in spectroscopic techniques including an understanding on how energy transitions in the molecules and structures are determined.
Upon completing the course KJEM123, the student will have the following:
- has practical knowledge of quantitative analysis of inorganic compounds
- has broad knowledge of the basic concepts and theories in molecular symmetry and its relevance within experimental spectroscopic characterization
- have knowledge of nomenclature, formula, coordination geometries, chemical equations and basic reaction types
- have knowledge of the chemical bond and the theories that explain the electronic properties within d-block metal complexes and their location in the periodic table
- is able to depict the most important and common methods for experimental characterization of inorganic compounds
- can perform independent practical laboratory work, and to document experimental results through report writing
- can carry out simple synthesis of inorganic compounds
- is able to apply relevant theories, experimental methods and analysis tools for the identification, quantification and structure elucidation of chemical compounds
- can conduct simple investigations of a chemical problem in a scientific way, and to analyze and interpret the results in relation to relevant theories
- can solve quantitative and qualitative problem in inorganic chemistry
- can evaluate and reflect on their own and external results, including assessment of uncertainty and error sources
- can assess various aspects of health, safety and environment (HSE), can safely handle chemical substance based on knowledge of the characteristics and risk factors, and can perform a risk assessment for the use of certain chemical compounds
- can formulate hypotheses and evaluate their relationships with the empirical results
- can work both independently and in team on qualitative and quantitative analyses
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
K102: 2 credits, K241: 2 credits, KJEM121: 4 credits, KJEM122: 5 credits.
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
- In order to obtain approval of the mandatory activities, and therefore gain access to the final exam, one must submit mandatory assignments of a satisfactory standard within the set deadlines. Mandatory assignments should be your own work.
- Serious violations of the HSE rules will lead to a loss of the right to complete the laboratory course.
- It is not possible to use more than 3 attempts (semesters) to complete the laboratory course.
Forms of Assessment
Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of SARS-CoV-2, UiB is closed for teaching and assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment spring semester 2020:
- Written home examination instead of written examination
Examination Support Material
a) Non-programmable calculator, according to the faculty regulations
b) Book of Data. Nuffield Advanced Science.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department
Department of Chemistry.
Department of Chemistry.
Department of Chemistry
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.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 02.06.2021, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam