Course Information
TitleΧΗΜΕΙΑ ΕΔΑΦΟΥΣ / SOIL CHEMISTRY
CodeΝ206Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001863

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the other635
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)635

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 19
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the other635
EGGEIŌN VELTIŌSEŌN, EDAFOLOGIAS KAI GEŌRGIKĪS MĪCΗANIKĪSCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)635

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Total Hours65
Class ID
600143023
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Knowledge of soil science and inorganic chemistry basics.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Understand the chemical composition of the constituents of the soil solid phase and the soil solution, the reactions that take place and the soil chemical properties. 2. Understand the effect of soil constituents and soil chemical properties on the environment and plant growth. 3. Carry out the most common laboratory methods for the determination of the soil chemical properties and interpret the results.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Soil chemical composition. Major and trace elements: properties and role in soil. Soil solid phase: primary minerals and secondary clay minerals. Clay minerals: properties and identification. Soil organic matter: composition and properties of humic and non-humic substances. Soil solution: properties, composition and distribution of soluble components. The charge of clay, the exchangeable cations and the cation and anion exchange capacity of soils. Chemical equilibrium between soil solid phase and soil solution. Solubility of the solid constituents and quantitative description. Soil acidity and alkalinity. Expansion and dispersion phenomena. Ion exchange: qualitative and quantitative description. The retention (adsorption) of ions in soil and its quantitative description. Oxidation-reduction phenomena and reaction kinetics in soil. Soil degradation (saline, saline-sodic and sodic soils. Soil pollution.
Keywords
adsorption, cation exchange, soil constituents, soil pollution, soil salinity and alkalinity
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
Use of powerpoint and web (website, e-mail).
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures78
Laboratory Work39
Written assigments30
Exams3
Total150
Student Assessment
Description
Compulsory attendance of the laboratory classes. Written exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Μπαρμπαγιάννης Ν. 2018. Σημειώσεις Χημείας Εδάφους. ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη. Εργαστηριακές ασκήσεις του μαθήματος Χημεία Εδάφους. 2019. ΑΠΘ, Θεσσαλονίκη
Last Update
11-05-2020