Master Course Outline
AGPR-120
Agricultural Chemistry
Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60
Lab Hours: 20
Lecture Hours: 40


Description
Fundamental course in chemistry which overviews the basics of inorganic, organic, and biochemistry with applications to agriculture and other applied science fields. Recommended: high school chemistry or equivalent.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Utilize exponents to write numbers and make interconversions between the two.
  • Make conversions between Metric Units of the same kind and between units of the Metric and English System.
  • Name the three components of atoms.
  • Write the chemical symbols for the elements and the valence for each that occurs as a free ion when given a list of elements.
  • Identify complex ions by name, given the chemical symbol, to include the correct valence.
  • Calculate the percentage composition by weight of an element in a compound.
  • Identify the effect of adding a chemical substance to a buffer system as related to chemical equilibria.
  • Identify those inorganic substances that behave as acids, bases, or neutral salts.
  • Define pH and identify substances that act as acids, bases or neutral salts.
  • Distinguish ionic from covalent bonds when given the structural formula for a chemical substance.
  • Given the structural formula for an organic substance: a. Identify single, double, and triple bonds. b. Identify which are alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, esters, and carboxylic acids. c. Identify reactive end groups.
  • Draw the structural formula of an organic substance and include the bonds between the respective atoms when given the name of a specific organic substance.
  • Calculate molarity of a solution given grams of compound and volume of solution. Demonstrate ability to prepare molar solutions of compounds in a laboratory setting.
  • Classify a pesticide when given a sample label for a pesticide product and place it into its respective chemical group.
  • Identify the common formulations of pesticides and given a representative product, place it in the appropriate application class (i.e. Solution, Emulsion, Fumigant, Dust, Baits, Attractants).
  • Place a chemical in its proper toxicity category and identify safety precautions necessary in its application and use when given a LD50 value of a certain pesticide product.

Course Topics
  • Introductions and Scope
  • Measurements and the Metric System
  • Atomic Structures and the Periodic Table
  • Ionic Compounds
  • Atomic Weights, Molecular Weights and Moles
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Solutions, Mixtures, Measurements of Concentration
  • Acids, Base, pH
  • Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  • Saturated Hydrocarbons
  • Unsaturated Hydrocarbons
  • Oxygen Containing Organics
  • Nitrogen Containing Organics
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Applications of Chemistry to Agriculture


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor Files
AGPR 120
B452
0077
Gwen Stahnke
AGPR 120
B452
0060
Gwen Stahnke
AGPR 120
B344
0060
Gwen Stahnke
AGPR 120
B014
0036
Jerry Kjack
AGPR 120
B012
0031
Jerry Kjack


Two Year Projected Schedule

2014 - 20152015 - 2016
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