Level of Study
Spring (limited capacity).
Objectives and Content
The course give an introduction to quantitative chemical analysis of organic and inorganic compounds in common sample matrices like air, water, solid materials and biological tissues. Different steps in the analytical process will be treated, such as sampling, sample preparation, chemical and instrumental analysis, quality assurance, and evaluation and reporting of analytical results. The students will work with both natural and prepared samples in the laboratory course.
- can explain the principles of the most common methodologies in quantitative chemical analysis
- can give examples of applications of the most methodologies in quantitative chemical analysis
- can explain the most common sources of analytical error and propose measures to avoid them
- can apply written procedures to perform accurate quantitative measurements at the laboratory
- can calculate analytical results based on common principles of quantification
- can assess the quality of the result of an analysis
- can apply written procedures to perform precise quantitative measurements in a laboratory
- can plan and perform precise work in a laboratory
- has knowledge of basic statistical methods
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Mandatory presence at the first lecture to keep/get place at the laboratory course. Mandatory presence at the second lecture to get information and instructions about laboratory work and safety.
Laboratory course with reports. The grades in analytical results in lab and laboratory journals are valid the 5 following semesters.
The student must complete an HSE-course before the start of this course.
Forms of Assessment
Due to Corona situation the exam spring semester 2020 will be digital Written examination taken home (4,5h).
Approval of the compulsory work is necessary to gain admittance to the written exam.
Examination Support Material
Basic non-programmable calculator in accordance with 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.
K241: 10stp, FARM250: 10stp
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
Contact information for the course coordinator is available at «Mitt UiB», alternatively contact the student advisor.
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Department of Chemistry are administratively responsible for the course.
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. Autumn 2020 written exams will be arranged either at home or on campus. Please see course information on MittUiB.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 30.09.2020, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam