Level of Study
Autumn. (The course has limited capacity).
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The objective of the course is to give an introduction to fundamental methods and procedures used in the synthesis of organic compounds at micro and semi-micro scale. The synthetic work will demonstrate how organic reactions provide a basis for different industries such as the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry, animal health, electronics, flavour and fragrance and other industries based on organic fine chemicals. The course will also give an introduction to analytical organic chemistry through the use of qualitative analyses and infrared spectroscopy for structural analysis (functional groups) of organic compounds. The principles of structural analysis of organic compounds will be discussed. Experimental laboratory work with modern synthetic reactions will illustrate the importance of organic chemistry for our society. Methods and principles within green chemistry will be discussed.
After completing the course KJEM131 the student will have the following:
- has fundamental practical knowledge in the synthesis of organic compounds on lab scale
- has fundamental practical knowledge in isolating and purifying synthetic organic compounds
- has fundamental knowledge on the characterization of organic compounds by the use of infrared spectroscopy
- has fundamental skills in performing synthesis of organic compounds at lab scale
- has fundamental skills in the isolation and purification of products of organic synthesis reactions
- has fundamental skills in interpretation of infrared spectra
- can prepare a flow diagram and identify critical/important points in an organic synthesis procedure
- can prepare reaction schemes using the appropriate software
- has knowledge and skills regarding HSE in the chemical laboratory
- can verify theoretical and experimental knowledge by planning and executing experiments in the laboratory
- is able to work both independently and in a group in the laboratory and is able to document the results obtained through the writing of lab reports
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
K103: 5stp, K234: 5stp, K234A: 5stp
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Mandatory presence at the first lecture to keep/get place at the laboratory course.
- 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.
- Mandatory presence at some lectures/workshops including writing laboratory reports.
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.
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
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 examinat
- 13.12.2022, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam