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KD1210 Analytical Chemistry 7.5 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus KD1210 (Autumn 2013–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Lectures: Spectroscopy, Chromatography, Potentiometry, Calibration

Laboratory work: Chromatography, Potentiometry, Spectrophotometry and two short laboratory projects
One of the projects includes development of a suitable analysis method for a given problem and the other to demonstrate and explain the method to a group of students from upper secondary school or similar.

Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course the student should be able to:

  • describe and use some basic chemical analysis techniques
  • define which alternative methods are available within each technique, explain the principles for these and name advantages and disadvantages
  • describe the function of the different parts of the instrumentation for the various techniques/methods
  • choose and apply appropriate calibration models
  • choose a technique, method and instrumentation, which is suitable for a specific analytical problem and be able to motivate the choice
  • evaluate the usefulness and limitations of different analytical techniques
  • demonstrate and explain an analytical method before a group of pupils/students

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Basic eligibility and the specific requirements of mathematics, physics and chemistry corresponding to Mathematics E, Physics B and Chemistry A, and minimum of 7.5 credits in organic chemistry.

Recommended prerequisites

The course MJ1530 Physics, Chemistry, Energy and the Environment and KH1500 General and Organic Chemistry should be completed.


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Quantitative Chemical Analysis, D.C. Harris, 8ed, ISBN 9780716776949

Examination and completion

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

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • LABA - Laboratiry Work, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PROA - Laboratory Project, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PROB - Laboratory Project, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TENA - Examination, 1.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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 part PROA includes a written report and an oral presentation.

The part PROB includes a demonstration.

Other requirements for final grade

The parts TENA, LABA, PROA and PROB should all be approved. The examination TENA will decide the final grade.

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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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 KD1210

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Main field of study


Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

KD2330 Analytical Separations


Åsa Emmmer, 08-790 64 07

Supplementary information

Will replace 3B1775 and KD1120.