Chemistry is a branch of the natural sciences that studies substances, their composition, structure, properties and reactions. Chemists find that mathematics is a useful tool that underpins many of the concepts related to this study such as pH, dilutions, molecular structure, reaction rates, gas laws, to name just a few. Chemists also carry out experiments. The data produced by these experiments must be analysed, with any conclusions drawn based on sound mathematical and/or statistical reasoning. Hence a sound grasp of some basic mathematical concepts can greatly enhance your understanding of chemistry.

The following sections contain videos, notes and practice questions on some of the basic mathematical techniques required in chemistry. This list is not meant to be exhaustive; instead this list is designed to give your some idea of where mathematics 'fits' in the study of chemistry.