CEF provides study materials to help students succeed at every level of the Challenge and highlight the fascinating world of chemistry and its real-world applications.

To prepare for the Challenge, students should carefully read and review the information in the Challenge study materials. Competition questions are based on an overall understanding of chemistry and science concepts presented in these study materials, as well as the relationships among concepts.

Below please find the study material for the 2023-2024 Challenge.

Click here to access a sample of the interactive study materials available to students enrolled in the Challenge.

While competition questions are largely derived from information contained in CEF’s study materials, they are not limited solely to this information. Looking at outside resources will help students to connect concepts, apply their knowledge of chemistry to familiar and unfamiliar situations, and learn more about the world around them!

Official CEF periodic tables: