KEMA239 Laboratory Work in Organic Chemistry (4 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Chemistry
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

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Due to the renovation, the course schedule may change during the years 2020-2023.


The laboratory experiments comprise organic synthesis according to instructions. The student gets acquainted with the most common organic chemistry practices and analysis methods (spectroscopic and chromatographic).

Learning outcomes

Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory course will give information how to work safely in laboratory of organic chemistry. At the practical laboratory experiments the student will learn how to use basic instruments of the organic chemistry. The aim of the course is to combine the theory and practice of the organic chemistry.

Working life skills

  • project management skills: planning of work stages, responsibility for one's own work
  • safe laboratory working 
  • basics in synthetic chemistry 
  • analysis and reporting of results

Additional information

Kaikkien harjoitustöiden opintopisteissä on huomioitu töihin liittyvät ennakkovalmistelut (työohjeeseen tutustuminen ja töihin liittyvät kirjallisuushaut), käytännön työskentely laboratoriossa sekä työselostuksen kirjoittaminen.

Description of prerequisites

KEMP1110 The World of Molecules, KEMP1120 Chemical Equilibrium and Energy and KEMP1140 Basics in Organic Chemistry (or KEMP111, KEMP112 and KEMP114 Basics in Chemistry 1-2 and 4 or equivalent knowledge).
KEMA200 Introduction to Laboratory work.

Simultaneous participation of KEMA2820 Organic Chemistry 1: Basic Analysis Methods and Reactions (or completed KEMA282 Organic Chemistry 1).

Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory course and passed exam is obligatory before one can start laboratory practice.

Study materials

Handout, Introduction to practical organic chemistry  (Tanja Lahtinen). Separate synthesis instructions.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
The course is passed successfully when the student has passed the itroduction part successfully and has passed the laboratory work successfully.
Time of teaching:
Period 3, Period 4
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (4 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Study methods:

Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory course (includes lectures, laboratory training) and passed exam (valid only 2 months) is obligatory before one can start laboratory practice.

In addition to laboratory work, the work includes writing a report. The reports are returned to the supervisor for review and approval (passed-fail). The report must be returned to the supervisor no later than two weeks after the completion of the work.