Chemistry SL & HL Option D: Medicinal Chemistry
Edition: 1
Number of pages: 67
ISBN: 9781910689127OSC Publishing

A complete revision guide for SL and HL students preparing to answer IBDP Chemistry Paper 3 questions on Option D: Medicinal Chemistry. Focused on the essential understandings and applications for all SL and HL topics, it offers up-to-date guidance on achieving maximum marks in the exam.

Coverage includes:

  • Pharmaceutical products and drug action
  • Aspirin, penicillin, and opiates
  • pH regulation of the stomach
  • Antiviral medications
  • Environmental impact
  • Nuclear medicine (HL only)
  • Drug detection and analysis (HL only)


Key features:

  • Exam-style practice questions with markschemes for each topic
  • Author tips on improving exam technique
  • Puts emphasis on chemical structures to aid understanding
  • In-text definitions of key terms
  • Clearly presented diagrams, figures, and tables


Martin has taught IB Chemistry for over 20 years, both at Sevenoaks and now at Taunton School where he is now the IB Coordinator. He has a degree in Biochemistry and a PGCE from Oxford University.