IMAK2004 - Analytical Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 75/100 5 hours C
Laboratory course 25/100

Course content

Quantitative analysis: Types and sources of errors. Standard deviation and statistical testing. Chromatographic theory and principles, adsorption chromatography (normal and reverse phase), GC, HPLC. Acid-base-titration: pH-calculations, titration curves, mass-balance, charge-balance and proton-balance, indicators, log-log-diagram for acid-base-system, buffer capacity. Gravimetry, precipitation titration and complexometric titrations. Electrochemical methods: potentiometry, voltammetry. Spectroscopy: electromagnetic radiation, absorption and emission. UV-VIS spectroscopy. Molecular fluorescence spectroscopy. Atom absorption spectrometry (AAS). Mass spectrometry (ICP-MS).

Learning outcome

The candidate is able to:

  • describe the principles of basic analytical methods and perform calculations related to quantitative analysis
  • use computer tools to construct titration curves and log-log-diagrams for acid-base-systems, and use them to find relevant properties
  • prepare, perform, document and report results from different chemical analytical methods
  • perform quantitative analysis independently and accurate, and evaluate the uncertainty of the results

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, theory exercises and laboratory work with compulsory attendance and report submissions. Expected scope: Lectures: 60 hours, Laboratory work: 60 hours. Exercises: 20 hours. Self-study: 60 hours

Compulsory assignments

  • Therory Exercises

Further on evaluation

The final course grade is calculated from grade on the laboratory course (25 %) and the final exam (75 %). Both parts must be passed to pass the course. When repeating the course because the students have not passed the course, the part(s) that is not passed must be redone. The laboratory course cannot be redone before the next ordinary course implementation.

The assessment of the laboratory course is based on written reports (50 %) and results from the practical work (50 %). The laboratory course has 6 parts: GC (in groups, report counts 6,25 %), HPLC (in groups, report counts 6,25 % and result counts 12,5 %), standardization of NaOH (individual, report counts 6,25 %), titration of phosphoric acid (individual, report counts 6,25 % and result counts 12,5 %), unknown acid/salt (individual, report counts 12,5 % and result counts 12,5 %) and iodometry (individual, report counts 12,5 % and result counts 12,5 %). The deadline for reporting results HPLC is two weeks after the practical work. All other results are reported immediately after completing the practical work. The deadline for the written reports is two weeks after the practical work the report is written on. All parts of the laboratory course must be completed in order to submit the portfolio for assessment.

All compulsory work requirements must be approved to take the final written exam. Information about the required number of approved exercises is given at the beginning of the semester. Permitted aids on the final written exam: specific, simple calculator and Gordon Aylward and Tristan Findlay: SI Chemical Data, Wiley, 7th Edition, 2014 or later (auxiliary code C). Postponed examination: August. In case of postponed examination (continuation examination), written examination may be changed to oral examination.

For applications for credentialing, approval and integration of courses from previous years or other institutions' equivalent education, each application will be processed individually, and the applicant must be able to count credits for overlapping courses.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Chemical engineering (FTHINGKJ)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the course requires admission at the Bachelor program in Chemical engineering, NTNU, Trondheim

Course materials

Skoog, West; Holler, Crouch: Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry, 9E or later.

Gordon Aylward and Tristan Findlay: SI Chemical Data, Wiley, 7th Edition, 2014 or later.


There may be adjustments in literature. Any adjustments will be published on Blackboard at the start of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKJE2003 3.0 AUTUMN 2020
KJ2050 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 75/100 C 2023-06-03 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL321 Sluppenvegen 14 1
SL311 brun sone Sluppenvegen 14 30
SL120 blå sone Sluppenvegen 14 2
Spring ORD Laboratory course 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 75/100 C INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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