IMAK2004 - Analytical Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination and work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 70/100 4 hours HJELPEMIDD
Work 30/100

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
  • Laboratory work

Further on evaluation

All compulsory work requirements (exercises, laboratory work) 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. The final course grade is calculated from grade on work (laboratory course, counts 30%) and the final exam (counts 70%). Both parts must be passed to pass the course. Postponed examination: August.
In case of postponed examination (continuation examination), written examination may be changed to oral examination. 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 can not be redone before the next ordinary course implementation. If the student wants to improve the grade, only the final written examination can be redone, and the assessment of laboratory work remains as it is. The laboratory course grade cannot be contested. 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.
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).

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

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 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Materials Science and Engineering


Examination arrangement: Written examination and work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Work 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 HJELPEMIDD 2022-06-01 15:00 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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