912334 Chemistry for forestry (in Eng.)

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


introduction to basic chemistry: atoms and molecules, compounds, bonding systems, chemical reactions, reaction in aqueous solution, stoichiometry, properties of elements, basic concepts of chemical bonding, gases, liquids and solids, (bio)materials , chemistry of the environment, electrochemistry, radioactivity, organic and biological chemistry (incl. introduction to biochemistry)
Discussion of papers dealing with chemical issues related to forestry (soil chemistry, carbon- and nitrogen cycle, effects of burning, efeects of fertilization, wood chemistry, water chemistry, chemistry of the atmosphere and impact on forests)

Previous knowledge expected

at least some basic knowledge in general chemistry

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

the students have a basic understanding of chemical reactions occuring in our daily life
and a basic understanding of biochemical processes occuring in nature. Students have the ability to handle forestry related chemical data and informations for discission making.
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