Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Chemistry - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in General Chemistry. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Chemistry (Quick Study Academic)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Chemistry - August 2021

BarCharts’ best-selling quick reference to chemistry has been updated and expanded in this new edition. With updated content and an additional panel of information, this popular guide is not only an essential companion for students in introductory chemistry courses but also a must-have refresher for students in higher-level courses. Author Mark D. Jackson, PhD, a scientist and university chemistry professor, has a gift for making the complicated subject of chemistry interesting and easy to understand―without the fluff. In this new edition, you will find more coverage of the subject, helpful illustrations, chemical problems, and practical applications, making this a study tool you won’t want to be without.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; Lam Crds edition (May 31, 2012)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
  • ISBN: 978-1423218593
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches

                 

2. Chemistry Made Easy: An Illustrated Study Guide For Students To Easily Learn Chemistry


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Chemistry - August 2021

The First Book To Truly Make Chemistry Easy - Special Launch Price! This book includes over 300 illustrations to help you visualize what is necessary to understand chemistry at it's core. While Chemistry is a huge topic, it's not necessary to spend years studying it unless it's your major in college. For most of us, we need a clear grasp on the subject to progress through school. This book has you covered. You will surely not be a chemistry newbie after reading this. You will learn that chemistry is about matter. You can break matter down a great deal—all the way down to molecules, atoms, and subatomic particles. The smaller the matter, the more fascinating it gets. Click the cover to see what's inside. Then get yours now by clicking the "Buy Now" button!

  • Author: NEDU
  • Publisher: NEDU LLC (April 21, 2021)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Agricultural Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1952914058
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.48 x 11 inches

                 

3. The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Chemistry - August 2021

From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes incredible stories of science, history, finance, mythology, the arts, medicine, and more, as told by the Periodic Table. Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why is gallium (Ga, 31) the go-to element for laboratory pranksters? The Periodic Table is a crowning scientific achievement, but it's also a treasure trove of adventure, betrayal, and obsession. These fascinating tales follow every element on the table as they play out their parts in human history, and in the lives of the (frequently) mad scientists who discovered them. The Disappearing Spoon masterfully fuses science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, and discovery -- from the Big Bang through the end of time. Though solid at room temperature, gallium is a moldable metal that melts at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. A classic science prank is to mold gallium spoons, serve them with tea, and watch guests recoil as their utensils disappear.

  • Author: Sam Kean
  • Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (June 6, 2011)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
  • ISBN: 978-0316051637
  • Dimensions: 5.75 x 1.25 x 8.5 inches

                 

4. Chemistry: The Central Science (MasteringChemistry)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Chemistry - August 2021

For courses in two-semester general chemistry.   Accurate, data-driven authorship with expanded interactivity leads to greater student engagement Unrivaled problem sets, notable scientific accuracy and currency, and remarkable clarity have made Chemistry: The Central Science the leading general chemistry text for more than a decade. Trusted, innovative, and calibrated, the text increases conceptual understanding and leads to greater student success in general chemistry by building on the expertise of the dynamic author team of leading researchers and award-winning teachers.   In this new edition, the author team draws on the wealth of student data in Mastering ™ Chemistry to identify where students struggle and strives to perfect the clarity and effectiveness of the text, the art, and the exercises while addressing student misconceptions and encouraging thinking about the practical, real-world use of chemistry.  New levels of student interactivity and engagement are made possible through the enhanced eText 2.0 and Mastering Chemistry, providing seamlessly integrated videos and personalized learning throughout the course .  Also available with Mastering  Chemistry Mastering ™  Chemistry is the leading online homework, tutorial, and engagement system, designed to improve results by engaging students with vetted content. The enhanced eText 2.0 and Mastering Chemistry work with the book to provide seamless and tightly integrated videos and other rich media and assessment throughout the course. Instructors can assign interactive media before class to engage students and ensure they arrive ready to learn. Students further master concepts through book-specific Mastering Chemistry assignments, which provide hints and answer-specific feedback that build problem-solving skills.  With Learning Catalytics ™  instructors can expand on key concepts and encourage student engagement during lecture through questions answered individually or in pairs and groups. Mastering Chemistry   now provides students with the new General Chemistry Primer for remediation of chemistry and math skills needed in the general chemistry course.    Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering ™ Chemistry does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Chemistry , ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.   If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for:   0134292812 / 9780134292816   Chemistry: The Central Science Plus Mastering  Chemistry with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134294165 / 9780134294162 Mastering Chemistry with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Chemistry: The Central Science 0134414233 / 9780134414232 Chemistry: The Central Science Mastering Chemistry should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

  • Author: Theodore Brown
  • Publisher: Pearson; 14th edition (January 4, 2017)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
  • ISBN: 978-0134414232
  • Dimensions: 11 x 8.7 x 1.7 inches

                 

5. PIHKAL: A Chemical Love Story


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Chemistry - August 2021

Alexander (better known as “Sasha”) and Ann Shulgin’s PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story has become a foundational work in the genre and was the first book to fully impart the how-to chemistry, and convey the effects, of many of the entheogenic drugs that are currently being studied and used to heal trauma and deal with death. An acronym for “Phenethylamines I Have Known and Loved”, the book spans autobiography, organic chemistry, politics, ethnobotany, and psychopharmacology, and the cultural impact is likely to be profound for decades to come, as it has already. PiHKAL is divided into two parts, the first of which is a fictionalized autobiographical 'novel' - the main fiction is that it is fiction. This first half of the book is The Love Story, about two people named Shura and Alice who fall in love, though one of them is already in love with someone else. This love triangle is a painful ordeal they must go through, and that process unfolds before the reader with grace and great insight into human nature. Shura is a brilliant chemist who has dedicated his career to making psychoactive drugs, in the story they go through many experiences with the psychedelic compounds that Shura has discovered and has made in his lab, all of which have been bioassayed himself. The reader will find themselves going on this journey with them, experiencing what they experienced, both in their hearts and in the psychedelic journeys they have. The second half of PiHKAL is called The Chemical Story, and it contains detailed instructions for, and effects of, the synthesis of 179 psychedelic phenethylamines which were mostly discovered by Shulgin himself. For each substance there is information on its synthesis, suggested effective dosage, duration, and detailed commentary on the subjective effects that were experienced. This book appeals to adults of all ages and cultures, and to the psychedelically experienced and inexperienced alike.

  • Author: Alexander Shulgin
  • Publisher: Transform Press; 1st edition (October 1, 1990)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics
  • ISBN: 978-0963009609
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.8 x 9 inches

                 



6. Chemistry Equations & Answers (Quickstudy Reference Guides - Academic)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Chemistry - August 2021

This 6-page study guide contains basic chemistry analysis and concepts designed specifically to aid science students.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; Lam Chrt edition (February 22, 2006)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
  • ISBN: 978-1423201892
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches

                 

7. Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Chemistry - August 2021

For one-semester courses in General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry   A friendly, engaging text that reveals connections between chemistry, health, and the environment Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry , 13th Edition is the ideal resource for anyone interested in learning about allied health. Assuming no prior knowledge of chemistry, author Karen Timberlake engages readers with her friendly presentation style, revealing connections between the structure and behavior of matter and its role in health and the environment. Aiming to provide a better learning experience, the text highlights the relevance of chemistry through real-world examples. Activities and applications throughout the program couple chemistry concepts with health and environmental career applications to help readers understand why the content matters. The text also fosters development of problem-solving skills, while helping readers visualize and understand concepts through its engaging figures, sample problems, and concept maps.   The 13th Edition expands on Karen Timberlake’s main tenets: relevance, a clinical focus, educational research, and learning design. New applications added to questions and problem sets emphasize the material’s relevance, while updated chapter openers with follow-up stories help readers form a basis for making decisions about issues concerning health and the environment. New problem-solving tools in this edition, including Try it First and Connect, urge readers to think critically about problem-solving while learning best practices.   Also available as a Pearson eText or packaged with Mastering Chemistry Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, mobile-optimized, personalized reading experience that can be adopted on its own as the main course material. It lets students highlight, take notes, and review key vocabulary all in one place, even when offline. Seamlessly integrated videos and other rich media engage students and give them access to the help they need, when they need it. Educators can easily share their own notes with students so they see the connection between their eText and what they learn in class ― motivating them to keep reading, and keep learning.   Mastering Chemistry  is the leading online homework, tutorial, and assessment system, designed to improve results by engaging students with powerful content. Instructors ensure students arrive ready to learn by assigning educationally effective content and encourage critical thinking and retention with in-class resources such as Learning Catalytics ™ .  Students can further master concepts through homework assignments that provide hints and answer-specific feedback. The Mastering gradebook records scores for all automatically graded assignments in one place, while diagnostic tools give instructors access to rich data to assess student understanding and misconceptions.   Note: You are purchasing a standalone book; Pearson eText and Mastering Chemistry do not come packaged with this content. Students, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.   If your instructor has assigned Pearson eText as your main course material, search for: • 0135213770 / 9780135213773 Pearson eText Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 13/e -- Access Card     OR • 0135213762 / 9780135213766 Pearson eText Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 13/e -- Instant Access   If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Chemistry, search for: 0134416791 / 9780134416793 Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry Plus Mastering Chemistry with eText -- Access Card Package, 13/e Package consists of:    0134421353 / 9780134421353 Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry 0134473124 / 9780134473123 Mastering Chemistry with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Chemistry: An Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

  • Author: Karen Timberlake
  • Publisher: Pearson; 13th edition (February 5, 2017)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-0134421353
  • Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.7 x 1.1 inches

                 

8. Organic Chemistry I For Dummies (For Dummies (Lifestyle))


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Chemistry - August 2021

Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293378) was previously published as Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781118828076). While this version features a new Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the prior release and should not be considered a new or updated product. The easy way to take the confusion out of organic chemistry Organic chemistry has a long-standing reputation as a difficult course. Organic Chemistry I For Dummies takes a simple approach to the topic, allowing you to grasp concepts at your own pace. This fun, easy-to-understand guide explains the basic principles of organic chemistry in simple terms, providing insight into the language of organic chemists, the major classes of compounds, and top trouble spots. You'll also get the nuts and bolts of tackling organic chemistry problems, from knowing where to start to spotting sneaky tricks that professors like to incorporate. Refreshed example equations New explanations and practical examples that reflect today's teaching methods Fully worked-out organic chemistry problems Baffled by benzines? Confused by carboxylic acids? Here's the help you need―in plain English!

  • Author: Arthur Winter
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 2nd edition (May 31, 2016)
  • Genre: Education & Teaching, Schools & Teaching
  • ISBN: 978-1119293378
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 9.1 inches

                 

9. Chemistry: A Molecular Approach


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Chemistry - August 2021

For courses in chemistry.   Actively engage students to become expert problem solvers and critical thinkers Nivaldo Tro’s Chemistry: A Molecular Approach presents chemistry visually through multi-level images―macroscopic, molecular, and symbolic representations―to help students see the connections between the world they see around them, the atoms and molecules that compose the world, and the formulas they write down on paper. Interactive, digital versions of select worked examples instruct students how to break down problems using Tro’s unique “Sort, Strategize, Solve, and Check” technique and then complete a step in the example. To build conceptual understanding, Dr. Tro employs an active learning approach through interactive media that requires students to pause during videos to ensure they understand before continuing.   The 5th Edition pairs digital, pedagogical innovation with insights from learning design and educational research to create an active, integrated, and easy-to-use framework. The new edition introduces a fully integrated book and media package that streamlines course set up, actively engages students in becoming expert problem solvers, and makes it possible for professors to teach the general chemistry course easily and effectively.   Also available with Mastering Chemistry By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, Mastering personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student.The fully integrated and complete media package allows instructors to engage students before they come to class, hold them accountable for learning during class, and then confirm that learning after class.   Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Chemistry does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Chemistry, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.   If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Chemistry, search for:   0134988809 / 9780134988801 Chemistry: A Molecular Approach Plus Mastering Chemistry with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134874374 / 9780134874371 Chemistry: A Molecular Approach 013498854X / 9780134988542 Mastering Chemistry with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Chemistry: A Molecular Approach

  • Author: Nivaldo Tro
  • Publisher: Pearson; 5th edition (January 28, 2019)
  • Genre: Science & Math, Chemistry
  • ISBN: 978-0134874371
  • Dimensions: 8.85 x 1.8 x 11.15 inches

                 

10. The Flavor Matrix: The Art and Science of Pairing Common Ingredients to Create Extraordinary Dishes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in General Chemistry - August 2021

One of Smithsonian Magazine 's Ten Best Food Books of the Year A revolutionary new guide to pairing ingredients, based on a famous chef's groundbreaking research into the chemical basis of flavor As an instructor at one of the world’s top culinary schools, James Briscione thought he knew how to mix and match ingredients. Then he met IBM Watson. Working with the supercomputer to turn big data into delicious recipes, Briscione realized that he (like most chefs) knew next to nothing about  why different foods taste good together. That epiphany launched him on a quest to understand the molecular basis of flavor—and it led, in time, to The Flavor Matrix . A groundbreaking ingredient-pairing guide,  The Flavor Matrix shows how science can unlock unheard-of possibilities for combining foods into astonishingly inventive dishes. Briscione distills chemical analyses of different ingredients into easy-to-use infographics, and presents mind-blowing recipes that he's created with them. The result of intensive research and incredible creativity in the kitchen, The Flavor Matrix  is a must-have for home cooks and professional chefs alike: the only flavor-pairing manual anyone will ever need.

  • Author: James Briscione
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (March 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Beverages & Wine
  • ISBN: 978-0544809963
  • Dimensions: 9 x 1.04 x 9 inches