Is it just me or do other people think the atkins physical chemistry book is absolutely detrimental for undergraduates? Unless one is sound in their physics, chemistry, and math and the student is using the book as a means to find out other perspectives on chemistry issues, atkins is not interested in teaching introductory methods to solve problems. Atkins is least interested in teaching concepts for beginning students, instead his book is jumbled without any step by step explanations and many problems with no conceptual connections.
I've spent over 3 hours in this trashy book going over what is explained very easily in other books. Absolute trash for undergraduates!!!
I doubt graduate students will use this book also. The ira levine book is supposed to be better.