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synthetic

1. (of a substance or material) made artificially by chemical reaction
2. Philosophy
a. (of a proposition) having a truth-value that is not determined solely by virtue of the meanings of the words, as in all men are arrogant
b. contingent
3. a synthetic substance or material

synthetic

see ANALYTIC AND SYNTHETIC.
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Here is where I truly learned and did a lot of synthetic reactions and gained an enormous amount of experience.
More specifically, much of Snieckus' seemingly boundless energy has been invested in the technique of metalation, whereby a metal atom attaches to an organic molecule in order to foster synthetic reactions. More specifically, his work has focused on lithiation, the process whereby atoms of this metal attach themselves to organic molecules.
The software offers two kinds of invention experiments: Synthesis Mode--where virtual synthetic reactions are performed using a library of generic reactions and library of reactants and result in ideas having a virtual synthetic pathway to allow assessment of synthetic feasibility--and Dream Mode, where 28 different molecular change operators are used to access a wider universe of chemistry and ensures structures are chemically reasonable and obey valency rules.

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