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Instrumental Analysis MLJ540

The course provides an introduction to instrumental analysis with focus on the entire analytical process from raw sample to calculated result.


Course description for study year 2021-2022

Facts
Course code

MLJ540

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Autumn

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Autumn

Language of instruction

English

Offered by

Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Chemistry and Bioscience

Learning outcome

The students will learn:

- General organic chemistry (solvents, solubility, buffers)

- Quantitative and qualitative analysis (units, calibration, calculations and validation)

- Sample preparation (mechanical and chemical)

- Organic analysis and briefly inorganic analysis

- Detectors and detector principles

- Separation science (separation principles, gas chromatography and liquid chromatography)

Students will be introduced to general sample preparation techniques as well as the principles of instrumental analysis and to construction of modern analytical instruments. Topics within general organic chemistry, calculations, calibration and method validation will give students insight in the analytical process from raw sample to final result. Instrumental methods covered are: Atomic absorption/emission spectroscopy, UV-VIS-spectroscopy, fluorescence-spectroscopy, IR-spectroscopy, mass spectrometry (MS), gas chromatography (GC), liquid chromatography (HPLC) and immunoaffinity methods.

Content

The course provides an introduction to instrumental analysis with focus on:

            - Organic chemistry, calculations and validation

            - Sample preparation

            - Organic analysis and very briefly inorganic analysis

            - Detectors and detector principles

            - Separation science

The course provides an introduction to instrumental analysis with main focus on organic chemistry, calculations and validation, sample preparation, atomic absorption/emission spectroscopy, UV-VIS-spectroscopy, fluorescence-spectroscopy, IR-spectroscopy, mass spectrometry (MS), gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (HPLC).

Required prerequisite knowledge

General chemistry, and basic statistics.

Undergraduate laboratory courses.

Recommended prerequisites

General chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and basic statistics.

Experience in basic laboratory work and some analytical chemistry laboratory work.

Exam

Written exam and laboratory exercises

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 3/4 4 Hours A - F No printed or written materials are allowed. Approved basic calculator allowed
Laboratory exercises 1/4 A - F

Both the practical part and the exam has to be passed to pass the course. Practical work from previous years may be accepted.

Coursework requirements

Completion of mandatory lab assignments are to be made at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published on Canvas. Absence due to illness or for other reasons must be communicated to the laboratory personnel as soon as possible. One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments at other times can be made, unless prior arrangements with the laboratory personnel have been agreed.

Failure to complete the assigned labs on time or not having the reports approved will result in barring from taking the final course exam.

Course teacher(s)
Course teacher: Mari Linn Atterås Larsen
Course coordinator: Cato Brede
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Hans Kristian Brekken
Course coordinator: Grete Jonsson
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Mohamed Fawzy Hamed Attia Mady
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Hong Lin
Coordinator laboratory exercises: Liv Margareth Aksland
Head of Department: Ingunn Westvik Jolma
Method of work
4 hours lectures per week or 4-8 hours of laboratory work during the three lab-weeks. Project work with written reports.
Open for

The course is available for master students in Biological Chemistry, Environmental Engineering and Environmental Monitoring in the Northern Regions.

Other students may be accepted as long as they fulfill the admission requirements, and there is available capacity in the lab part of the course.

Course assessment
Usually by forms and/or discussion according to university regulations
Overlapping courses
Course Reduction (SP)
Instrumental analysis (MET240) 10
Instrumental analysis (MOT130) 10
Instrumental analysis (TE6026) 6
Instrumental analysis (TE6026) 6
Literature
The syllabus can be found in Leganto