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: 978-0-19-927029-3

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.

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Inorganic Chemistry

Mark Weller, Tina Overton, Jonathan Rourke and Fraser Armstrong ISBN: 978-0-19-964182-6

Shriver and Atkins' Inorganic Chemistry is an excellent undergraduate textbook which allows students to develop their understanding of the principles of inorganic chemistry and their applications in modern research. The layout of the book, the excellent standard of presentation and the use of well chosen worked examples make this an extremely accessible text.

 ‌‌Elements of physical chemistry 6th edition

Elements of Physical Chemistry

Peter Atkins and Julio de Paula ISBN: 978-0-19-960811-9

Elements of Physical Chemistry is an ideal course companion, explaining clearly the fundamental concepts of physical chemistry. By illustrating concepts with examples from everyday experience and providing step-by-step guidance on how to apply the underpinning mathematical and physical principles, it helps students in the early years of their studies progress with greater confidence.

 ‌‌Maths for Chemistry textbook by Monk

Maths for Chemistry: A Chemist's Toolkit of Calculations

Paul Monk and Lindsey Munro ISBN: 978-0-19-954129-4

Mathematical skills and concepts lie at the heart of chemistry, yet they are an aspect of the subject that students fear the most.

Maths for Chemistry recognizes the reality of chemical education today, and the challenges faced by many students in equipping themselves with the maths skills necessary to gain a full understanding of chemistry. Working from basic yet fundamental principles, the book builds the student's confidence by leading them through the subject in a steady, progressive way.