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3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  271 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Authors Steven and Susan Zumdahl offer all the elements instructors need for their general chemistry course. They bring a conceptual approach to chemistry and integrate problem-solving skills throughout, helping students transition from theory to practice. A strong emphasis on models, real-world applications, and visual learning prevails throughout the text. The Seventh Ed ...more
Hardcover, 1168 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Brooks Cole (first published January 1st 1986)
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May 13, 2007 Prajna rated it it was ok
This book assumes too much previous knowledge. It seems like it was written more for teachers than for the students. I'd much rather have every detail explained.
Jul 17, 2007 Shimmerngspirit rated it liked it
It's all about the passion and intrigue that occur when molocules collide. Oh baby, hot quantum sex.

It's a crappy text book. I hate it.
Chris Rogers
Jun 30, 2014 Chris Rogers rated it it was amazing
Great text. Used it to study for the MCAT to good effect as well.
Iviana (The Sign Painter) Mʘ‿ʘP
One of the worst textbooks I've ever had. Often times, it did a poor job of explaining thing and was loaded with grammatical errors (but hey, it's a chemistry textbook, and no one wants to edit a chemistry text book--not even me! Especially not me).

Also, it tries too hard to be funny, especially with all of the questions that start with, "Your friend tells you ..." and ends with "What do you say to them?" Because what it wants is for you to figure out and correct what your "friend" has said, bu
Ahmed Al-sunaidi
This book helped me with Chemistry. By reading it, I was able to understand chemistry, visualising it and also allowed me to solve more examples until I became expert with such a level. After studying from it, I scored 5 in the AP chemistry exam. Highly recommended for high school graduate and for undergraduate level.
May 24, 2015 Nadia rated it liked it
I feel like this book had its flaws, but had strong points also.
-Plenty of practice problems, ranging from simple to challenging
-Nice worked out examples to guide you
-Some chapters are just really good
-Tries too hard to be funny/relatable
-Seems to have lots of extra, unnecessary information/formulas
-Some parts of the appendixes were lacking, IMO
Decent book. I'm sure there are better ones.
NOTE: I used this book in AP chemistry, so I'm speaking from experience with that. It might be di
Ibraahiim Cawil
good book
Jul 09, 2009 Thomas rated it liked it
Very poorly constructed book! Most of the characters are completely marginal and very few last more then a page or two! Themes and plots get introduced, resolved and dropped every other page! Sure sometimes these show up again later on in a new form but that's kind of rare actually. There were lots of elements to it, thats for sure. Overall I don't know if I could recommend it but I will say this...

It helped me learn chemistry. And thats pretty neat.
Nov 04, 2013 Carrie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Very nice textbook with thorough explanations and many problem examples. My only complaint concerning this text is that the homework problems are significantly more difficult than the text examples and the odd number answers in the back of the book shows no explanation of how to complete these higher level problems. Overall, though, a nice text.
I used this textbook for my AP Chemistry class last year. I liked it because it gave you a lot of workout problems to do. However, it didn't really explain things well. I always had to ask my teacher what it meant because the wording was kind of weird. Hopefully I'll like my new chemistry textbook this year...IN COLLEGE!!!!
May 14, 2012 J.ruzhyo rated it really liked it
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A very fine Chemistry book that I would recommend for most teachers. The homework in the back is easily accomplished through reading through the book alone and the examples are intermingled within the text making the concepts present easy to understand.
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May 30, 2013 Thành Tho rated it it was amazing
It's really useful for me and everyone who want to know about Chemistry.
Jul 18, 2009 Kelsey rated it did not like it
Well I learned that I strongly do not like Chemistry hahahah!
Apr 16, 2008 Bobby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As far as Chemistry textbooks go, I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
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This fails so epically. DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Mother Fuddrucker, but sometimes delightful...
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