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Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry is what comes to mind when many people think of chemistry: The classic image of white coats, smelly liquids and Bunsen burners originates from organic chemists over the last two centuries trying to understand, analyse and synthesize organic molecules- that is to say, molecules based on a chain of carbon atoms which form the basis of all earthly life. The advances in organic chemistry have laid the foundations for the biochemistry revolution that has taken place over the last half century, and the speed of modern computers now means that old unanswered questions are being revisited and new ones are being discovered on a molecular level with the use of conformational analysis.

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