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A wonderful introduction or reintroduction to chemistry,
This review is from: Introductory Chemistry: An Active Learning Approach (Available Titles OWL) (Paperback)
I was reticent to begin my study of chemistry as my previous experiences (long before) were horrendous. This book (the edition that came out prior to the 2009 release) is largely responsible for my change from a person who "hated chemistry" to a person who "loves chemistry".
Cracolice uses an active learning approach, meaning the text is interspersed with follow-along problems to help you understand the concepts. Cracolice is not only teaching chemistry with this text, he also is teaching a method to learn chemistry! I was very pleased with my new-found chemistry ability as the result of a great chemistry teacher and using this text. This book really honed my chemistry skills and prepared me to succeed in the chemistry for majors sequence (which I have nearly finished).
If this is your first introduction or a reintroduction to chemistry, use this book and learn; you will be able to succeed!