Chemistry 12 (Unit 3)

Chemical Pathways

In this unit students investigate the scope of techniques available to the analytical chemist. Chemical analysis is vital in the work of the forensic chemist, the quality control chemist at a food manufacturing plant, the geologist in the field, and the environmental chemist monitoring the health of a waterway.

Students also investigate organic reaction pathways and the chemistry of particular organic molecules which is important to the work of the synthetic organic chemist. Topics include synthesis of new medicines, the generation of biochemical fuels and forensic analysis.