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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
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The Department of Basic Sciences is made up of five units, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Herbarium, Mathematical Sciences and Physics

Chemistry Unit

The unit emphasizes the importance of chemistry in agriculture and in everyday life. It offers two courses in General and Inorganic Chemistry, and Organic and Physical Chemistry at the foundation level. These courses provide the base for the understanding of concepts such as: the composition of foods, animal feeds, fertilizers, soil nutrients, kinetics and pH.

The students develop skills in making observations, taking measurements and interpreting experimental data. Expertise in the unit includes, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Laboratory Management and Applied Chemistry. The research undertaken focuses mainly on the determination of nutrients and antinutrients of indigenous edible plants.

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