Ch 10: Inorganic Chemistry & Agriculture

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Inorganic Chemistry & Agriculture - Chapter Summary

This chapter explores the functions, effects and uses of sodium in plants, as well as the structure and specific formula of potassium sulfate. You can also study the nitrogen cycle that affects all organisms, including animals, plants and humans, and why it is essential. Additional topics include the processes used to turn unusable nitrogen into a form that can be used by plants and humans. Once you review these lessons, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain how calcium affects plants
  • Describe the functions of iron phosphate and iron sulfate
  • Outline some of the common aluminum compounds found in plants
  • Detail why phosphorus is so important for plant growth

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7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Inorganic Chemistry & Agriculture
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Sodium Compounds: Properties & Plant Use

1. Sodium Compounds: Properties & Plant Use

This lesson will discuss some compounds of sodium and their properties and uses. Sodium compounds will include oxides, hydroxides, halides, hydrides, sulphides, nitrites, nitrates and carbonates.

What is Potassium Sulfate? - Structure, Uses & Formula

2. What is Potassium Sulfate? - Structure, Uses & Formula

What does a fertilizer and a muzzle flash have in common? You'll find out in this lesson as you learn about the structure, formula, and various uses of potassium sulfate.

Calcium Compounds: Properties & Plant Use

3. Calcium Compounds: Properties & Plant Use

Calcium is an alkaline metal and forms bonds with several monatomic ions and polyatomic ions. In this lesson, we will focus on four calcium compounds and how their properties affect plants.

Iron Compounds: Properties & Plant Use

4. Iron Compounds: Properties & Plant Use

Iron is found all around us and is necessary for life. In this lesson we will look at a few compounds that iron forms, and particularly examine how iron is used in plants.

Aluminum Compounds: Properties & Plant Use

5. Aluminum Compounds: Properties & Plant Use

Aluminum is a cation with a charge of 3+. It can form compounds with several different molecules that can be soluble or insoluble in water. Too high of levels of aluminum can be toxic to plants.

The Nitrogen Cycle: Definition, Facts & Steps

6. The Nitrogen Cycle: Definition, Facts & Steps

Oh the places we'll go on our nitrogen cycle tour! Nitrogen is an element that cycles through you, me, plants, and other organisms. This lesson will not only follow nitrogen on this cycle, but will also share some nitrogen facts!

Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans

7. Nitrogen Fixation: Significance to Plants and Humans

Almost 80% of our atmosphere is nitrogen, but we can't use it. We will look at how this unusable nitrogen is converted into a form we can use and why nitrogen is important to plants and humans.

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