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Chemistry

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  177 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 Cengage Learning (first published April 1st 1990)
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Prajna
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.
Shimmerngspirit
It's all about the passion and intrigue that occur when molocules collide. Oh baby, hot quantum sex.
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It's a crappy text book. I hate it.
Nadia
I feel like this book had its flaws, but had strong points also.
Pros:
-Plenty of practice problems, ranging from simple to challenging
-Nice worked out examples to guide you
-Some chapters are just really good
Cons:
-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
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Chris Rogers
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
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Ibraahiim Cawil
good book
Thomas
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.
Carrie
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.
Khloe
I used this textbook for an introductory chemistry sequence and found it very helpful as a general chemistry resource. Some concepts were a little oversimplified or left out entirely, but as an introductory text, this textbook gave a great overview of chemistry and had good explanations, diagrams, and practice problems.
Madeline
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!!!!
J.ruzhyo
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.
Thành Tho
It's really useful for me and everyone who want to know about Chemistry.
Kelsey
Well I learned that I strongly do not like Chemistry hahahah!
Bobby
As far as Chemistry textbooks go, I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
Anne
Mar 11, 2009 Anne added it
This fails so epically. DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Andrew Wright
Mother Fuddrucker, but sometimes delightful...
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