About the competition

Cambridge Chemistry Race is a new chemistry competition for teams of 3-5 sixth-form students organised by the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. The teams race against each other in solving chemistry problems; who gets the most points within the time limit, wins.

Where & When?

The second Cambridge Chemistry Race will be held in 2021 at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cambridge. More information will be published at the beginning of the school year 2020/2021.

How ti sign up?

Once the registration for Chemistry Race 2021 opens, there will be a sign-up form on this website.

If you would like to stay informed about the competition, please sign up to our mailing list (click on)

What do we need to bring?

Apart from writing utensils, you should definitely not forget your favourite calculator (ideally one for each member of your team). Some questions may require you to read data of graphs. Therefore, we also recommend bringing rulers. In addition, you are allowed to bring any paper literature, notes or handouts that you think could be useful. No electronic devices, apart from dedicated calculators (not calculators on mobile phones, tablets or computers) are allowed.

How to get there?

Cambridge is easily accessible by both trains and coaches. The Department of Chemistry is within a walking distance of the Cambridge City Centre bus station and the Cambridge railway station (CBG).


Participation in the competition is free. Travel costs are not reimbursed.

Rules and example questions

You can find the rules of the competition here (click), and past questions can be found in the Documents section.

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