Chemistry Reading List

The following books will be useful in your Oxford Chemistry degree (you will be notified of other relevant books during your course):

J Clayden, N Greeves, S Warren and P Wothers Organic Chemistry (published by Oxford University Press)
P Sykes A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry (published by Prentice Hall)
P.W. Atkins and J. de Paula Physical Chemistry (published by Oxford University Press)
P.W. Atkins, T. Overton, J. Rourke, M. Weller, and F. Armstrong Inorganic Chemistry (published by Oxford University Press)

Before starting your degree in Oxford the Chemistry Tutors request that you read:

  1. Chapters 1-5 of Inorganic Chemistry by Atkins et al.
  2. Chapter 1 of A Guidebook to Mechanism in Organic Chemistry by Sykes, and Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7 of Organic Chemistry by Clayden et. al.
  3. Chapters 1, 2 and 7 of Physical Chemistry by Atkins and de Paula.

William Barford and Rachel Quarrell 

June 2020