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AGPR 120
Agricultural Chemistry


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


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
  • Relate chemical concepts to agriculture including fertilization, pesticide use, animal production and environmental fate of compounds.
  • Perform metric and English conversions; use scientific notation; compute atomic and formula masses; differentiate precision from accuracy.
  • Identify atoms, subatomic particles, and isotopes; describe the basic chemical nature and behavior of the families on the periodic table.
  • Apply the rules of inorganic and organic nomenclature to ions and simple molecules; distinguish ionic from covalent bonding; describe the behavior of solids, liquids and gases in terms of intermolecular forces of attraction.
  • Recognize basic chemical reaction types: combustion, acid-base, redox, hydrolysis, nitrification, dentrification, ammonification and condensation.
  • Apply solution concentrations in a variety of units to agricultural applications; perform dosage calculations involving animal weight, drug concentration and volume; differencitate between osmosis and diffusion.
  • Recognize simple organic functional groups.
  • Describe the pH behavior of solutions, buffers, and physiologic fluids.
  • Match the names and images of biochemical structures discussed in class.
  • Demonstrate the safe use of laboratory glassware, equipment and reagents in order to gather data, synthesize and characterize organic molecules, or separate simple biochemical compunds from natural products.

  • 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 See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    AGPR 120
    Fall 2016
    0060
    Gwen Stahnke
    AGPR 120
    Fall 2016
    0077
    Gwen Stahnke
    AGPR 120
    Fall 2016
    5218
    Gwen Stahnke
    AGPR 120
    Fall 2015
    0060
    Gwen Stahnke
    AGPR 120
    Fall 2015
    0077
    Gwen Stahnke


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
     
    X
     
     
    X
     
    X
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.