KJ2022 - Spectroscopic Methods in Organic Chemistry


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Approved report 10/100
Home examination 90/100 3 hours

Course content

By a combination of lectures, tutorials and individual semester works, the principles of UV/VIS-;IR-;1H- and 13C-NMR (1D and 2D spectra); and mass spectrometry are expanded upon. The course is especially focused on analysing spectral data of organic compounds. Voluntary tutorials. Compulsory semester work.

Learning outcome

After having completed the course, the student should be able to:

1) Explain principles of UV, IR, MS and NMR spectroscopy.
2) Explain construction/design of spectrometers.
3) Operate UV and IR spectrometers, execute runs, acquire and process spectra.
4) Analyze and interpret spectral data.
5) Use spectral data to elucidate an unknown structure, or solve a structure-related problem.
6) Complete a semester assignment, which consists of executing several experiments, acquire spectral data and elucidating structure of an unknown organic compound by combining various spectral data.
7) Create a semester assignment report, which consists of description of the spectroscopy methods used, analysis of data and description of structure elucidation procedure. The report is mandatory, individual, it has to be approved and it counts 10% of the exam.
8) Design the most suitable set of spectroscopic methods for a given structure-related problem.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures (4 hours per week), voluntary theoretical tutorials (2 hours per week). Compulsory semester work: Structure elucidation of an unknown compound by the spectroscopic methods (practical exercises ca. 20 hours). An approved individual report counts for 10% of the exam. Lectures and exercises are given in English. For re-sit exam or exam during a term without lectures in this course, written examination may be changed to oral examination.

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved report

Further on evaluation

In case of a re-sit examination only the written exam is repeated.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Basic organic chemistry corresponding to KJ1020 or TKJ4102 and TMT4122.

Course materials

Is given in the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MNKKJ222 7.5
MNKKJ222 7.5
MNKKJ221 6.0
TKJ4115 7.5 01.08.2006
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Chemistry


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Approved report 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Home examination (1) 90/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Approved report 10/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 90/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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