Organic Chemistry is the science of making molecules for a diverse range of applications, from electronics, to environmentally friendly plastics to new medicines. Understanding the structure, bonding and reactivity of organic compounds is the key to being able to create new molecules from simple building blocks.
In your first year you will study the foundations of structure and bonding in organic molecules and the key principles of their reactivity that will underpin all your future organic chemistry studies.
You will learn about some of the most useful functional groups for the organic chemist, including alkenes, alkynes and carbonyl groups.
An understanding of how to manipulate these groups allows you to carry out the highly selective synthesis of new molecules for a diverse range of applications.