KEMA220 Laboratory Work in Inorganic 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 first part of the course consists of qualitative analysis as well as simple inorganic synthesis to introduce a number of basic analytical and characterization methods. The second part (research projects) demonstrates the process involved with modern synthetic research including

  1. literature survey and writing a research plan,
  2. conducting the research in the lab, and
  3. reporting the results (written report and group seminar presentation).

Learning outcomes

After passing the course the student has learnt basic skills and understands theoretical background involved with inorganic synthesis and with basic analytical and characterization methods.

Working life skills:

  • In addition to basic synthetic techniques in inorganic chemistry, the student knows the fundamentals of planning, implementation and reporting the results of research project.
  • Reporting: research plan, seminar presentation and written report.
  • Interaction skills: working in small groups, pairs and independently.
  • Presentation skills: seminar presentation in pairs

Description of prerequisites

KEMA200 Introduction to Laboratory Work, KEMP1110 The World of Molecules and KEMP1120 Chemical Equilibrium and Energy (or KEMP111 and KEMP112 Basics of Chemistry 1 and 2) or equivalent knowledge.

Study materials

KEMA220 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory Excercises -instructions manual (pdf-file available through web).

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Passing the course requires completion of laboratory exercises (Experiments 1-12), planning and conducting a research project including reporting by seminar presentation and a written report.
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:

The course is comprised of two sections, in which the first part is performed on reserved group times (2×4 hours per week for 7 weeks) and the second stage involves a research project conducted in pairs.