spring 2024
KJE-2003 Introduction to analytical chemistry - 10 ECTS

Type of course

Theoretical and practical course. The course is available as a singular or elective course independent of study program, also to exchange students. The course is offered on condition that a minimum number of students register for the course.

Admission requirements

Required: Basic knowledge in chemistry and spectroscopy - i.e KJE-1001 or equivalent.

Recommended: KJE-1003 or KJE-1006 or equivalent.

Application code 9197

Obligatory prerequisites

KJE-1001 Introduction to chemistry and the chemistry of biology

Course content

The course will cover important theory and practical techniques for qualitative and quantitative work in a chemistry laboratory with emphasis on instrumental methods and relevant statistical methods for the treatment and evaluation of experimental data. The following topics will be covered:

  • Laboratory safety
  • Principles and application of gas, liquid and thin-layer chromatography
  • Principles and application of extraction and isolation methodology
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Spectrophotometry
  • Infrared spectroscopy
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Substance identification and analysis from complex mixtures
  • Scientific report writing

Recommended prerequisites

KJE-1003 Practical organic chemistry, KJE-1006 Environmental chemistry

Objectives of the course

The student has expanded knowledge and proficiency within relevant topics in chemistry. This means that the student


  • has knowledge of common laboratory safety practices and the importance and practice of laboratory record keeping and report writing
  • has knowledge of the importance of accurate volumetric measurements and relevant statistical analyses
  • understands the principles of chromatography and its practical applications towards quantitative and qualitative analysis (GC, LC, TLC)
  • understands the process of isolation, identification and quantification of single components from complex mixtures
  • understands the principles and applications of common spectrometric techniques (NMR, MS, UV/Vis and IR)
  • has knowledge of common classes of chemical substances and the general process of analysis and quantification of these


  • can write concise reports on experimental findings.
  • can assess safety issues associated with laboratory practice
  • can conduct experiments independently according to written procedures
  • can assess and discuss experimental results
  • can analyze data from the methods described above and apply the relevant statistical treatment
  • can evaluate and use relevant methods for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of specific problems in chemistry
  • can use extraction methods to isolate single components from more complex mixtures

General Competence

  • can apply his/her knowledge and skills developed in this course to solve a variety of practical chemical problems
  • can accurately communicate chemical terms, theories and problems related to the methods covered in this course through written scientific reports
  • can plan and carry out practical work task involving analytical chemistry instrumentations alone or in group
  • can participate in advanced courses on the topics covered in this course

Language of instruction and examination

The language of instruction is English and all syllabus material is in English.

Teaching methods

Lectures: 15-20 h Laboratory: 72 h (up to 10 laboratory exercises)

Information to incoming exchange students

This course is open for inbound exchange students.

Do you have questions about this module? Please check the following website to contact the course coordinator for exchange students at the faculty: INBOUND STUDENT MOBILITY: COURSE COORDINATORS AT THE FACULTIES | UiT



Examination: Date: Weighting: Grade scale:
Portfolio 16.05.2024 14:00 (Hand in) 0/1 A–E, fail F
Oral exam 1/1 A–E, fail F

Coursework requirements:

To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:

Approved laboratory work, including the lab journal Approved – not approved
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More info about the coursework requirements

Approved laboratory work, including the lab journal (notes taken during the lab work for each laboratory exercise).

More info about the portfolio

The exam consists of a portfolio of written reports and an adjusting oral examination.The portfolio will consist of a collection of up to 10 scientific reports based on the laboratory exercises performed during the course. Three reports will be comprehensive and up to 7 will be shorter. One round of feedback will be given for each report before the final submission of the portfolio.For the evaluation, 2 reports, thereof 1 comprehensive and 1 short, will be selected randomly for grading. The overall grade for the 2 reports is A - F, where F is not-passed.An adjusting oral exam will be arranged for candidates who passed the portfolio evaluation.

More info about the oral exam

The oral exam will cover the whole course content and can adjust the grade by one grade up or down.

Re-sit examination

Candidates who do not pass the exam (F) may register for a re-sit exam early next semester.
  • About the course
  • Campus: Tromsø |
  • ECTS: 10
  • Course code: KJE-2003
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