KEMA2350 Laboratory Work in Physical Chemistry part A (2 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Chemistry
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024

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


  • Molecular structure: bond lengths and angles
  • Molecular energy states: rotational, vibrational, and elelctronic states
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Molecular modelling

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student:

  • can outline the relationships between the measurements and the theoretical models.
  • understands the principles of spectrometers.
  • knows how to perform spectroscopic measurements.
  • knows basics of computational chemistry.

Working life skills:

  • Data processing and reporting.
  • Knowledge on device operations.
  • Ability to evaluate sources of errors and the reliability of results.

Description of prerequisites

KEMA200 Introduction to Laboratory Work or equivalent knowledge

KEMA2250 Structure of Atoms and Molecules (or KEMA225 Physical Chemistry 2) 

Study materials

Available online

  • Work instructions
  • Reporting templates
  • General guidelines
  • Software instructions

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
The course is passed when each work is evaluated as passed.
Time of teaching:
Period 2
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (2 cr)

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