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"In Unit 4, students explore the ways in which models and theories relate to chemical synthesis, structure and design, and associated applications; and the ways in which chemistry contributes to contemporary debate regarding current and future uses of local, regional and international resources. Students focus on the principles and application of chemical synthesis, particularly in organic chemistry, and consider where and how functional groups can be incorporated into already existing carbon compounds in order to generate new substances with properties that enable them to be used in a range of contexts. Current and future applications of chemistry include the development of specialised techniques to create or synthesise new substances to meet the specific needs of society, such as pharmaceuticals, fuels, polymers and nanomaterials ... "  (QCAA, 2019).