Synthesis is at the 'heart' of chemistry. It is because of chemical synthesis that all kinds of substances can be made. This course introduces the principles and context that make organic synthesis central to modern chemistry.
This course will expand upon the theory introduced in first year organic chemistry and will cover topics including: resonance, nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions, carbocations, carbanions, radicals, stereochemistry, acid-base behaviour, etc.. With this expanded knowledge and understanding you will be equipped to accurately predict chemical reactivity, an important consideration in the creation ("synthesis") of new molecules ("compounds"), with unique material (i.e. polymers) or biological (i.e. medicines) properties.