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 2022-2023
Semester tution start
Number of semesters
Language of instruction
- Organic chemistry, calculations and validation.
- Sample preparation
- Organic analysis and very briefly inorganic analysis
- Detectors and detector principles
- Separation science
- Atomic absorption/emission spectroscopy, UV-VIS-spectroscopy, fluorescence-spectroscopy, mass spectrometry (MS), gas chromatography (GC) and liquid chromatography (HPLC).
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, mass spectrometry (MS), gas chromatography (GC), liquid chromatography (HPLC) and immunoaffinity methods.
Required prerequisite knowledge
General chemistry, and basic statistics.
Undergraduate laboratory courses.
General chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and basic statistics.
Experience in basic laboratory work and some analytical chemistry laboratory work.
Written exam and laboratory exercises
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Written exam||3/4||4 Hours||Letter grades||No printed or written materials are allowed. Approved basic calculator allowed|
|Laboratory exercises||1/4||Letter grades|
The course has a continuous assessment. All assessment parts must be passed in order to achieve an overall grade.There are no resit opportunities for the laboratory exercises, students who want to improve their result for this assessment part can do so the next time the course has ordinary teaching.
Course coordinator:Cato Brede
Coordinator laboratory exercises:Hans Kristian Brekken
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.
Completion of 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.
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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.