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Quantitative organic analysis

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterSpring
  • Course codeKJEM350
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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ECTS Credits

10

Teaching semester

Spring

Objectives and Content

The course will give insight into the most common methodologies for analyses of organic compounds, the way they are applied in fields like medicine, in industry, and for environmental and food analyses.

The theory behind mass spectrometry and analytical separation methods, such as chromatography and electrophoresis, will be explained. In addition, it will be shown how different techniques can be coupled to achieve the necessary selectivity when complex mixtures are analysed. The course will also give skills in practical applications of chromatographic and mass spectrometric equipment.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge

The student

  • understands the fundamental principles of chromatography and electrophoresis
  • has knowledge about chromatographic separation methods, such as reversed phase, normal phase, ion chromatography and gas chromatography
  • knows the function of modern chromatographic equipment
  • knows the function of the most common ionization techniques in mass spectrometry
  • knows the function of mass spectrometric equipment
  • understands how coupled chromatographic techniques and tandem mass spectrometry are applied to increase selectivity.

Skills

The student

  • can choose a suitable separation principle for given analytes and types of samples
  • can evaluate the quality of a chromatographic separation and suggest ways to improve it
  • can choose suitable mass spectrometric conditions for given analytes and sample types

General competence

The student

  • can apply strategies for optimization
  • can conduct experiments to concretise and verify theoretical knowledge

Required Previous Knowledge

KJEM110

Recommended Previous Knowledge

KJEM250, KJEM130, PHYS101 or PHYS102

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

K234: 10 stp. K234A: 10stp. KJEM230: 5stp. KJEM333: 5 stp. KJEM233: 5 stp.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures, 4 hours per week

  • Approx. 6 laboratory/computer exercises(1 day per exercise)
  • Writing of compulsory laboratory reports
  • Own reading

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Laboratory exercises and compulsory assignments. The grades in analytical results in lab and laboratory journals are valid the 5 following semesters.

The student must have completed an HSE-course at department of chemistry to attend KJEM350.

http://www.uib.no/kj/utdanning/obligatorisk-hms-kurs

Forms of Assessment

The forms of assessment are:

  • Digital written examination (4 hours)

Examination Support Material

Non-programmable calculator, according to the 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.

Assessment Semester

Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the

examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester.

Reading List

The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester

Course Evaluation

The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and

the department

Programme Committee

Programstyret har ansvar for fagleg innhald og oppbygging av studiet og for kvaliteten på studieprogrammet og alle emna der.

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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.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    27.09.2021, 09:00
    Duration
    4 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    13.09.2021
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam