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Great General Chemistry Book
on November 27, 2011
I have just completed my first semester of college chemistry using this text book with a A. I have been out of school for over fifteen years and I never took chemistry in high school. My professor depended on us reading the text book before class. In class lectures our professor just covered the main points and made sure we knew how to work the equations. I have found no errors within the text. My text is the second edition printed in 2006.
The text is heavily illustrated with clear sections. Each of the key concepts is printed in bold with a definition following in italics. Colored boxes high light essential information and equations. There are tan boxes in which the authors work out problems involving the key concepts step by step. The text is full of interesting interludes that both broaden and deepen your understanding. All of the answers to the odd problems are given in the back of the text book for each chapter.
Make no mistake, this text book will not spoon feed you general chemistry. But if you are willing to apply yourself and really contemplate what you are being taught, then this text book reveals itself to be quite adequate in understanding general chemistry. I will be using this same text book for the second semester, general chemistry II and I feel confident that this text will give me what I need to clearly understand the material.
I recommend this text book for all first year general chemistry classes.