Course: Agricultural Chemistry

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Course title Agricultural Chemistry
Course code KCH/ZCHPP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Štefanová Iveta, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Šeda Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Matějková Kateřina, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1.Chemical Nomenclature, composition and structure of substances. Periodic system of elements. 2.Construction of substances, chemical bond, a weak binding interaction, binding of biopolymers. 3. Chemical action, types of chemical reactions. Reaction kinetics, catalysis, enzymes. Energy chemical reactions. 4.The chemical balance, the equilibrium constant, the principle of action and reaction. Solutions, colloidal system. Reaction in the electrolyte solution, dissociation water and pH. 5.Biogenic elements, oxygen and hydrogen, water, a summary of the relevant compounds. 6. Chemistry of carbon, a significant agricultural compounds in the cycle of nature. 7. Chemistry of nitrogen and phosphorus, agriculturally important compounds, cycling in nature. 8. List of metals, trace elements and their ecological importance, the atmosphere. 9. The composition and properties of organic compounds, isomerism. 10. List of organic compounds and their relationship to various groups natural substances. Fundamentals org.názvosloví. 11. Carbohydrates, properties and functions of individual groups of carbohydrates in living organisms 12. Lipids, composition, properties and biological importance of lipids. 13. Amino acids, peptides, proteins, properties and functions in living organisms. 14. Synthetic macromolecular compounds, degradation of plastics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Laboratory
  • Class attendance - 58 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to consolidate the fundamental chemistry knowledge on the level, which allows to understand the principle of natural processes and the necessity of the preservation of the environment. The course includes laboratory practice where the students gain the basic manual laboratory skills and prove their theoretical knowledge.
Graduates will receive a basic knowledge of the theory of chemical disciplines and practical laboratory skills.
Basic knowledge of chemistry.

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of student's work activities (technical works), Combined exam, Development of laboratory protocols

Terms and conditions for the successful subject accomplishment to be announced on the first lesson.
Recommended literature
  • Křížek, Jírovcová. Cvičení z anorganické a analytické chemie. ČB, 2010.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Land Adjustment and Real Estate Trade (2010) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Sustainable Systems in Agricultural Land (2010) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agribussines (2014) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter