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Orientation week, book list and start of the programme


Each course in this prospectus states the required and optional literature. Many of these books are used throughout the first and second year.

For the first semester, the books you need are:

Quarter 1:

  • Paula Y. Bruice, Organic Chemistry, Prentice Hall, 8th ed. ISBN 9781292160344 text book and solution manual.
  • M.T. Weller, T.L. Overton, J.P. Rourke, and F.A. Armstrong, Inorganic Chemistry, Oxford University Press, Seventh edition, 2018. Pack (Includes Solution Manual) ISBN 9780198835011.
  • D.C. Harris, Quantitative Chemical Analysis, 10th ed., 2020, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York. ISBN: 9781319324506 Paperback.
  • Nelson & Cox, Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, 7th ed & Sapling+ module. Pack-ISBN: 9781949374421* See the publisher website. A discount of 15% is available for Radboud students: Order the pack via the studyassociations Sigma or Leonardo. (*this specific ISBN contains a code to Sapling+ which will be used in your course(s)).
  • T. Overton, S. Johnson, J. Scott: Study and communication skills for the chemical sciences, 3rd ed., Oxford University press, ISBN: 9780198821816
  • Erich Steiner, The Chemistry Maths Book, second edition, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780199205356

Quarter 2 additionally required:

  • P.W. Atkins & Julio De Paula, Physical chemistry, 11th edition. Editions 8 and higher can also be used. ISBN: 9780198817901

You can order the books yourself, but members of the study associations Sigma and Leonardo da Vinci can order books with substantial discount. During the orientation week (22-26 August) this is organised by the study associations. Students who do not participate in the orientation week can contact the study associations via:

Sigma (Chemistry and Molecular Life Sciences): Sigma website or email.
Leonardo da Vinci (Science): email.

Lab coat and glasses

A lab coat of non-synthetic material (usually cotton) as well as proper safety glasses are required during lab courses. Both can be purchased during the first week of lectures (September 1 and 2).

Orientation week and start of the programme

From August 22-26 an (partly online) orientation week is organised by the university. During this week you get acquainted with your fellow students, with the university,and with the city of Nijmegen. More information can be found here.

During this week the Education Institute will present some practical information about the programmes.

Students who are not able to attend the orientation week: relevant information will be repeated on the first day of lectures.

Lectures start on Tuesday September 1.

The schedule can be found here: https://persoonlijkrooster.ru.nl/schedule
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