Maths Meets Chemistry

Maths Meets Chemistry

Chemists use quantitative methods to investigate the structure of molecules, and the reactions between them. These problems introduce some contexts where maths provides the tools to help us understand the chemistry.

Big and Small Numbers in Chemistry 

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:
Get some practice using big and small numbers in chemistry.

Heavy Hydrocarbons 

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:
Explore the distribution of molecular masses for various hydrocarbons

Molecular Sequencer 

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:
Investigate the molecular masses in this sequence of molecules and deduce which molecule has been analysed in the mass spectrometer.