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Organic spectrometry KJE500

After an introduction to spectrometric analytical techniques, the student will learn to combine the structural information from NMR/UV/IR/MS-spectra to confirm or reveal the structure of small to medium sized organic molecules.

Course description for study year 2021-2022

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Learning outcome
A candidate with a completed course will know spectrometry techniques like UV, IR, NMR and MS, and know what structural information can be obtained from different spectra.  The candidate should be able to combine this information and deduce the structure of organic molecules from their spectra, and control that the structure comply with all data. The candidate will be able to suggest supplementary experiments to obtain required information to obtain an unambiguous structure of an unknown molecule.  The candidate will be able to obtain spectra from the department's spectrometry-equipment (UV/IR/NMR/MS). The grade reflects the degree of goal achievement.
A discussion of the principles for common spectrometry-techniques like MS, IR, NMR and UV; will be followed by a systematic examination of the techniques and the structural information they give for organic molecules.  An important part of this subject is to be able to utilize acquired spectrometry-knowledge to obtain structural information from spectra and combine this information to deduce an unambiguous structure of organic molecules. The department's spectrometry-equipment will be applied for some practical work on unknown samples.
Required prerequisite knowledge
KJE200 Organic Chemistry 1
Recommended prerequisites
MLJ540 Instrumental Analysis
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 4 Hours A - F Approved, basic calculator One A4 sheet of handwritten notes. Textbook containing notes.

Written exam, 4 hrs, Textbook and handwritten notes are allowed.

Coursework requirements
Mandatory laboratory work
Mandatory laboratory work (3-5 days) must be completed.
Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Kåre Bredeli Jørgensen
Head of Department: Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Method of work
Lectures, self-tuition, colloquiums, exercises, teamwork, laboratory work.
Open for
Admission to Single Courses at the Faculty of Science and Technology
Course assessment
The course is evaluated in accordance with the faculty's routines for student evaluation and quality assurance. 
The syllabus can be found in Leganto