Hello everyone, I'm new here.
Apologies if my first post isn't in the right spot.
I started self-teaching myself chemistry.
The book I'm following is General Chemistry - Petrucci (with Zumdahl's Chemistry on the side)
I am wondering in what order should I study the chapters/topics?
As of now, I am studying straight through, but from what I hear, some people disagree with this approach and I could see why, because the chapter for Electrons in Atoms is on page 294!
Thankfully I developed some foundation ahead of time.
However, I am looking for the most effective way to studying Chemistry, as I have grown great interest in the subject.
If someone would be willing to input on the topic order I should follow, please do so!
I have included the chapters that appear like so (rearrange if necessary):
1 Matter: Its Properties and Measurement
2 Atoms and the Atomic Theory
3 Chemical Compounds
4 Chemical Reactions
5 Introduction to Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
8 Electrons in Atoms
9 The Periodic Table and Some Atomic Properties
10 Chemical Bonding I: Basic Concepts
11 Chemical Bonding II: Additional Aspects
12 Intermolecular Forces: Liquids and Solids
13 Solutions and Their Physical Properties
14 Chemical Kinetics
15 Principles of Chemical Equilibrium
16 Acids and Bases
17 Additional Aspects of Acid Base Equilibria
18 Solubility and Complex-Ion Equilibria
19 Spontaneous Change: Entropy and Gibbs Energy
21 Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements I: Groups 1, 2, 13, and 14
22 Chemistry of the Main-Group Elements II: Groups 18, 17, 16, 15, and Hydrogen
23 The Transition Elements
24 Complex Ions and Coordination Compounds
25 Nuclear Chemistry
26 Structures of Organic Compounds
27 Reactions of Organic Compounds
Thank you and sorry for asking for help before even contributing! I promise to contribute to the forum when I get comfortable