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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2006, 04:24:27 AM »

i am using two student friendly book try these out by the authors
Mortimer and the other one is Brown and Le May
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2006, 06:05:07 AM »

artificial student -
There are at least 2 books written by different Brown's that have Chemistry in the title.
The same can be said for Mortimer
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #17 on: November 28, 2006, 03:56:27 AM »

artificial student -
There are at least 2 books written by different Brown's that have Chemistry in the title.
The same can be said for Mortimer
im sorry i did not take that for account here they are
Chemistry a conceptual approach by Mortimer
and Chemistry the central science by brown et al
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2006, 02:57:58 AM »

I think a good and basic book is Chemistry by Chan... it helps you understand everything in an easy way
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2006, 05:13:01 AM »

I think a good and basic book is Chemistry by Chan... it helps you understand everything in an easy way
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is that available in asia?
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2007, 08:04:38 PM »

I have only one chem book besides my course books (which suck big time by the way) which I think is great for doing chemistry from zero to quite a good level. It has worked really good for me and I think it explains everything pretty well. The book's details:

Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change
                                                          by Martin S. Silberberg

Yes Silberberg is good. 
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2007, 04:42:55 PM »

I used one by Zumdalh for gen chem and hated it - I thought it was a personal thing but since it isn't listed here I'm kinda starting to wonder...
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2007, 09:53:39 AM »

artificial student -
There are at least 2 books written by different Brown's that have Chemistry in the title.
The same can be said for Mortimer
im sorry i did not take that for account here they are
Chemistry a conceptual approach by Mortimer
and Chemistry the central science by brown et al
i love The Central Science by Brown, highly recommended
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2007, 08:35:48 PM »



The highest level general chemistry which we have used many times at UCLA  is by Oxtoby et al.

There is a new edition, the 5th, which I will be using with 700 general chemistry students from physical science majors and enginneering.  That's in 2 classes of 350 in the coming fall.

In the past I have also used the higher level Zumdahl textbook which students find quite accessible.


Dr. Eric Scerri, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA.
author of The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance, Oxford University Press, 2007
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2007, 02:51:52 PM »

Everyone should read Pauling-The Nature of the Chemical Bond which follows General Chemistry.
The book is still the best foundational book in the subject.  Many recent books lack the structure and importance placed on descriptive chemistry and simple but essential reactions.
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #25 on: October 09, 2007, 05:33:16 AM »

General Chemistry by McMurry and Fay!!
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2007, 06:22:18 AM »

I'm using a great book on my course
Chemical principles: the quest for insight by Atkins and Jones. It goes through all the basics and has a great funamentals section at the beginning so you can revise the stuff you're rusty on.

Also organic chemistry - mcmurry for the basics and organic chemistry by clayden, greeves, warren and wothers is a great book for all levels 1st year - phd :D
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2007, 02:17:08 AM »

Speaking of chemistry books, what do you guys think of oxford chemistry primers and the series by the Royal Society of Chemistry?
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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #28 on: February 26, 2008, 08:07:35 PM »

"Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity" Kotz & Treichel 5th Ed
ISBN:0-03-033604-x

This book has worked examples to accompany the text. I feel that this is the best way to learn.

Read about it and then have someone show you how to use it; that is what this book is about.

I learned from this book.

Please feel free to review any suggested text at your local library for free; if they don't have it, they can get it through interlibrary loan in 3-4 days. Don't spend money based on any posting. Review the books first before buying.

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Re: Good General Chemistry Books
« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2008, 11:43:51 AM »

For Undergraduate Students

   
Title: General Chemistry
Author: Linus Pauling
Description: Although somewhat old, this is still the the best book to learn General Chemistry from.--Mitch

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...--Mitch


I have been looking online for a cheep, good, general chemistry book for a little while now.  With your endorsement I have ordered this book from amazon. Better be good  ;)

I hope it is not just for undergraduate students...since I'm not a college student. ;D

Do you, or anyone else, have any recommendations for books that are more mathematically intense.  I have a pretty strong background in mathematics though I have never taken a chemistry class before.



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