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The legendary beaker mugs are coveted prizes

A Team competition for sixth-form students   2024 Competition Results are available here.

Cambridge Chemistry Race is a chemistry competition for teams of three to five sixth-form pupils. The teams race against each other to solve unusual chemistry problems. Problems are marked by our examiners in real time and a live leaderboard is on display. Whoever gets the most points within the time limit wins!

All non-electronic resources are allowed, since the problems are set to test understanding of principles, rather than knowledge.

Chemistry-themed prizes (including the legendary beaker mugs) are awarded to the three best teams.

Chemistry Race is an international competition that originated at the University of Pardubice, Czechia.

Sign-up for email updates or more information on the Chemistry Race website.


Organisers at the 2020 competition.