45 chemistry puzzles based on sudoku to stimulate and challenge your students while consolidating their knowledge about key topics, with printable worksheets and answers

Boost your students’ learning and engagement using these printable ‘gridlock’ puzzles. Each sudoku-style puzzle addresses a topic relevant to 16–18 year olds studying chemistry, from the Born-Haber cycle to molecular geometry. Students actively review the relationships between key chemical ideas, data and examples, before applying their knowledge to complete a series of grid-based puzzles according to the rules provided.

Download the puzzles

Download and print the puzzles below. Each PDF features a series of gridlock puzzles based on a specific topic, with a printable student worksheet and answers.

How do the puzzles work?

To find out more about the rules and how you can use the puzzles in your teaching, see the Gridlocks overview.


Gridlocks: 101 printable chemistry puzzles