Free books and equipment

All students starting in year 1 of a chemistry course are provided with the following items for free:

  • a lab coat
  • safety glasses
  • a variety of core textbooks, which can be seen below.

At the start of each lab course, students are assigned a locker of glassware. We do not charge for any breakages of glassware in any of our lab courses.

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Organic Chemistry

Jonathan Clayden, Stuart Warren, Nick Greeves, Peter Wothers ISBN: 9780199270293

This book, co-written by one of our staff, covers virtually all the Organic chemistry that is required for all our BSc and MChem programmes. Inspiring and motivating students from the moment it published, Organic Chemistry has established itself in just one edition as the students' choice of organic chemistry text. Its explanatory, mechanistic, evidence-based approach makes it perfect for fostering a true understanding of the subject.

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Inorganic Chemistry

Mark Weller, Tina Overton, Jonathan Rourke and Fraser Armstrong ISBN: 9780198768128

Complete, contemporary, with rich learning support. The only text to take students from the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry, through descriptive chemistry, to the current applications of the theory they have learned.

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Elements of Physical Chemistry

Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula ISBN: 9780198727873

The ideal course text for those new to the subject, Elements of Physical Chemistry covers the fundamentals of physical chemistry in a straightforward, easy-to-digest way. Extensive mathematical and pedagogical support enables students to gain a deeper understanding of this core branch of chemistry.

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The Chemistry Maths Book

Eric Steiner ISBN: 9780199205356

The Chemistry Maths Book provides a complete course companion suitable for students at all levels. All the most useful and important topics are covered, with numerous examples of applications in chemistry and the physical sciences