Chemical Synthesis and Design


This is part of the HSC Chemistry course under the topic Chemical Synthesis and Design.

HSC Chemistry Syllabus

Evaluate the factors that need to be considered when designing a chemical synthesis process, including but not limited to:

  • availability of reagents

  • reaction conditions (ACSCH133)

  • yield and purity (ACSCH134)

  • industrial uses (eg pharmaceutical, cosmetics, cleaning products, fuels) (ACSCH131)

  • environmental, social and economic issues


    What Factors Do We Consider When Designing a Chemical Synthesis Process?

    This video covers various factors that are considered when designing a chemical synthesis process. This includes environmental, social and economical issues, as well as factors that affect the efficacy of a chemical reaction.



    Case Studies: Haber Process and Contact Process

    This video explores some of the factors discussed above in two specific examples of chemical synthesis: production of ammonia in the Haber process, and the production sulfuric acid in the Contact process. The aim of this video is to help you apply and reinforce the key factors that are considered when implementing a chemical synthesis process.



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