Chemistry and Biochemistry

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the difference between the Inorganic Stockroom and the Chem Stores?

A. The Inorganic Stockroom supplies material for classes and labs focused on inorganic chemistry; the Stockroom is not to be confused with the Chem Stores, which provides safety clothing (also sold by the BYU Store), equipment, and chemicals for labs, unlike the Stockroom.

Q. How are Inorganic Stockroom charges paid? 

A. At the end of the semester, charges incurred at the Inorganic Stockroom will be totaled and delivered to the purchaser's MyFinancialCenter.

Q. Do students have to pay for lab equipment? 

A. All students in Chem 107, Chem 113, Chem 223, and Chem 227 are charged a basic lab fee to cover gloves, chemicals, and disposable glassware.

Q. How does one become an Inorganic Stockroom employee?

A. The Inorganic Stockroom hires new employees almost every semester. One may apply online at or come to the Inorganic Stockroom for more information.

Applicant prerequisites include: customer-friendly and detail-oriented people who have completed Chem 105, 106, and 107 or Chem 111, 112, and 113. It is also recommended that applicants have taken Chem 201.