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Atkins Physical Chemistry

  1. Apr 10, 2009 #1

    danago

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    Hey. I currently have a copy of atkins physical chemistry, although it is fairly old (4th edition). I found it for $20 at a second hand bookshop and it isnt in the best of conditions, but it has done the job so far!

    Anyway, what im wondering is, are the later editions (8th i think?) much different to the older ones? Are they presented in a more user friendly way?
     
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    i agree, the atkins book is choppy and very not user friendly.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2009 #3

    danago

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    Are you saying that about the recent editions? While i have found certain parts of the text a bit hard to read, i still do like the text as a reference book, so i will still consider purchasing a newer edition if there is much difference.
     
  5. Apr 15, 2009 #4

    Redbelly98

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    I don't know about this book, but you can at least have a look at the chapter titles and some material in the 8th edition here:

    http://bcs.whfreeman.com/pchem8e/default.asp?s=&n=&i=&v=&o=&ns=0&uid=0&rau=0 [Broken]

    Maybe that's enough to get a rough sense of any material that has been added or removed.
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2009 #5

    danago

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    Its a bit hard to judge if there are many differences from the site, but it looks like there could be some useful things on the site anyway, so thanks for the link :smile:
     
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