Analytical Chemistry - Chromatography, 6 credits (NKEB10)

Analytisk kemi - Kromatografi, 6 hp

Main field of study

Chemical Engineering Chemistry


First cycle

Course type

Programme course


Johan Dahlén

Director of studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6IKEA Chemical Analysis Engineering, B Sc in Engineering 4 (Spring 2017) 1 1 Swedish Linköping o
6KBIO 6 (Spring 2017) 1 1 Swedish Linköping v
6KKEM Chemistry 4 (Spring 2017) 1 1 Swedish Linköping o
6KKEB Chemical Biology 4 (Spring 2017) 1 1 Swedish Linköping v

Main field of study

Chemical Engineering, Chemistry

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Chemical Analysis Engineering, B Sc in Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Biology

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.


General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Calculation tools for chemistry students, Analytical Chemistry

Intended learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to give fundamental theoretical, practical and instrumental knowledge in the field of analytical separation techniques. After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Give an account of basic concepts within the area of analytical separation techniques (chromatography and capillary electrophoresis).
  • Describe the principles and construction of instruments used for chromatography and capillary electrophoresis.
  • Explain the chemical principles of analytical separation methods.
  • Qualitatively and quantitatively evaluate data obtained from chromatographic and electrophoretic separations.

Course content

Theory of chromatographic separation. Gas chromatography (GC) including sample injection, separation and detection. High performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) methods such as normal phase and reversed phase HPLC, ion chromatography and size-exclusion chromatography. Theory and principles of capillary electrophoresis. Mass spectrometry. Chromatography combined with mass spectrometry: GC-MS and HPLC-MS.

Teaching and working methods

The course consists of lectures, laborations and short written tests. The laborations are compulsory.


TEN1Written examinationU, 3, 4, 53 credits
LAB1Laboratory work with testsU, G3 credits


Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5


Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magdalena Svensson


Johan Dahlén

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 58 h
Recommended self-study hours: 102 h

Course literature

Harris D.C., Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 8th ed., Freeman, 2010.
Harris D.C., Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 8th ed., Freeman, 2010.
TEN1 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 3 credits
LAB1 Laboratory work with tests U, G 3 credits

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