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1.0 out of 5 stars Expensive, low quality, April 23, 2011
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Granted, Chemistry is difficult. This book however, fails to make it any easier. On the one hand, the chapters are confusingly written, on the other, the book occasionally spends many pages explaining how to do convoluted halfway calculations that are supposed to make it easier to do the problems. They confused me even more until I figured out they were not necessary.

One other thing really annoyed me. On almost every page of the book, the authors encourage you to buy their online-support package, saying tempting things like "Sign in for a simulation and exercise exploring this topic". I was getting so confused by the book that I bought the package for 150 dollars, on top of the original book price.

The online component is worthless. It is mostly a condensed version of the text from the book with some cheaply constructed video animations mirroring the pictures in the book. I feel pretty ripped off. 19.99 would have been ok, but 150 is way too high.

I can't help but wonder if the book was made confusing on purpose to drive you to buy the additional online piece.
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