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From: kaywa (
Subject:         recent repeat : for Chemistry,....I really like....
Date: September 21, 2008 at 8:26 pm PST

In Reply to: Which Chemistry and Physics should I choose? Help! posted by CarmenR3 on September 9, 2008 at 6:57 am:

Introduction to Chemistry
by T.R. Dickson (1995)
7th edition
(You can find it quite cheap used....although I also think he has a newer edition, that I have not personally seen, but it would likely be more expensive.)
I tutor high school chemisry for homeschool students and this is my favorite. I think initially it was used as a non-major freshman Chem 101 (thus basically a high school chemistry course). I own Apologia, and use it with students who's PARENTS want to use it, but if I am asked my preference, this is a clear preference for me. Perhaps it is laid out like I would lay out a chemistry course, and the right ampunt of depth in my opinion. It has enough exercise answers in the back to define if you are getting the concepts and skills. The study guide was of no use (or perhaps I just don't know what the prof is supposed to do with it----but, didn't really search it out too hard either, since I have the students one-on-one anyway).

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