Objectives and Content
The course addresses analysis of organic compounds using spectroscopic methods as infrared (IR), ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, as well as mass spectrometry (MS). The course concentrates on interpretation of data, and the focus will be to understand and to utilize data from NMR and MS.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of
knowledge, skills and general competence:
- has knowledge of the principles of the mentioned spectroscopic methods
- has knowledge of the use of spectroscopic methods as tools in organic structural elucidation within science, industry and health sector.
- can interpret spectroscopic data from IR, UV, NMR and MS, individually and in combination, to elucidate the structure of simple organic compounds
- can solve structural problems using literature data from organic analytical methods
- can select relevant spectroscopic method best suited for a given problem
- can master group work
- can solve a complex problem by combining pieces of information
Required Previous Knowledge
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
K234: 10 stp, K234A: 10 stp, KJEM230: 5 stp, KJEM233: 5 stp, KJEM333: 5 stp
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to a program of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural
The course accepts only a limited number of students. More information:
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching is given as lectures, lab and exercises
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
- Compulsory attendance at the first lecture.
- Submission of exercises and lab exercise with journal. The compulsory assignments are valid in five following semester. Compulsory assignments must be approved within the given deadlines to get the compulsory activity approved and to be able to attend the final exam in the course.
- The student must complete an HSE 2-course at the Department of Chemistry (UiB) before the start of this course. More about HSE 2-courses at: http://www.uib.no/kj/utdanning/obligatorisk-hms-kurs
Compulsory assignments are valid for 5 subsequent semesters.
Forms of Assessment
Digital written examination (4 hours).
Due to the measures taken to avoid the spread of Covid-19, UiB is closed for on-campus assessment. As a consequence, the following changes is made to assessment autumn semester 2020:
- Written home examination instead of written examination
Examination Support Material
Basic non-programmable calculator, according to the 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.
Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the examination will be
arranged at the beginning of the semester
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
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
- 17.02.2021, 09:00
- 4.5 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam