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The course includes theory and practice for techniques for analytical separations.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
* Retrieved from Course syllabus FCK3304 (Spring 2020–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course comprises approximately 160 full-time study hours, whereof 48 hours lectures and tutorials in addition to self-studies and the literature study. The lectures include basic principles of chromatography and electrophoresis, and a survey of a number of the most important techniques like gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry. In this context specific instrumental aspects, sample preparation, separation optimization and problem solving will also be discussed.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student should be able to

  • explain the basic principles for gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis and mass spectrometry, describe the different methods, which are used in each technique respectively, and the instrumental variants that exist, e.g. concerning injection and detection
  • suggest and explain how the method development and the optimisation can be accomplished for the different techniques
  • participate actively in the demonstration laboratory exercises and at the company visit
  • define and compare the different methods, choose technique/method for specific analysis problems and motivate the choices
  • use the above listed knowledge to plan, and perform a literature study within the subject area, gather information from scientific publications regarding a separation technique or a separation problem, present the literature study in a written report and an oral presentation for the other students in the course, and perform an opposition on another literature study or laboratory project in the course

Course Disposition

The course comprises approximately 160 full-time study hours, whereof 48 hours lectures and tutorials in addition to self-studies and the literature study. The lectures include basic principles of chromatography and electrophoresis, and a survey of a number of the most important techniques like gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry. In this context specific instrumental aspects, sample preparation, separation optimization and problem solving will also be discussed.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level.

Recommended prerequisites

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Equipment

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Literature

Quantitative Chemical Analysis, D.C. Harris, 9ed, utdelat material, samt artiklar mm framtagna under litteraturstudien.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F

Examination

  • LIT1 - Literature study, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F
  • TEN1 - Exam, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

The student should be able to fulfil all parts of the objectives on both a general and basic level, and on a detailed level, and with both width and depth. The student should also be able to use this knowledge to solve and discuss new separation problems, and relate this to own research. The literature study should also be related to the students own research.

Other requirements for final grade

Approved exam (TEN1; 3 ECTS), and approved written and oral presentation of the literature study (LIT1; 3 ECTS)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Profile picture Åsa Emmer

Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web FCK3304

Offered by

CBH/Chemistry

Main field of study

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Education cycle

Third cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Åsa Emmer

Supplementary information

The course is replacing the course FF3B5163.

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CBH/Chemistry