AS and A2 Chemistry notes and resources (WJEC specification) - UNIT CH4 Spectroscopy and Organic Chemistry (Analysing and building molecules)

This unit builds on the foundation ideas of spectroscopy and basic organic chemistry introduced at AS level and goes on to explore these concepts in more detail. It also explores the use of these topics in structure elucidation, in synthesis and in industrial and environmental applications.

TOPIC 14 - The process of how science works

Candidates should be able to:

(a) understand and use the methods scientists employ in determining the accuracy, reliability and validity of their own and others¡¯ work; (b) appreciate the methods scientists employ in developing their own and others¡¯ work to produce new materials and applications, for example in natural product synthesis, using computational chemistry and in aspects of nanotechnology.