SS4102 Soil Chemistry

  • SS4102 is a 2 credit course offered by the Department of Soil Science in the 4th year. This is a compulsory course for final year Soil Science students in the BSc Hons in Agricultural Resource Management & Technology degree program.
  • This course builds on the basic and applied Soil Science learned during first, second and third years of the program.

The aims of this course are to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of theory and skills for applications on: minerals in the soil environment; structure and formation of clay minerals, specific surface and cation exchange capacity of clay minerals;  chemistry of the soil solution, soil acidity and carbonate equilibria, metal complexation reactions, precipitation-dissolution and oxidation-reactions in soil environment; concept of water quality and management options in addressing water quality issues.