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Chemistry textbook recommendations sought

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My daughter (12) is coming to end of the first year of a four-year course in Chemistry leading to GCSE (here in the UK).

I would welcome recommendations about suitable textbooks (preferably with answers/teacher's notes) that I can use to help her as she prepares for year-end exams (and for the next three years work/exams).

I took (and passed) GCE Chemistry years ago and so have some (rather dim) memories of the subject matter but the content and approach seem to have changed substantially since my time.

Thanks for any help.

Euan

PS: I am not a teacher (of any subject).

PPS: Please accept my apologies if this request has been raised before.
 

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thrill3rnit3
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Zumdahl's or Silberberg's
 
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Zumdahl's or Silberberg's
Thanks for the recommendations.

There are several books (on Amazon) by Silberberg. Did you mean: Principles of General Chemistry?

If so, is this suitable for GCSE (UK) level Chemistry?

Euan
 
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Zumdahl or Silberberg are written for a one year general chemistry course at the freshman level of an american university. I suspect that by the time your daughter takes all four years she will have covered most of the same topics. On the other hand, I would doubt very much that such texts would be appropriate for a 12 year old, perhaps when she's in her last year.

It might be worth it to buy one of those books, and put together some problem sets for her from some of the easier questions.
 
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Zumdahl or Silberberg are written for a one year general chemistry course at the freshman level of an american university. I suspect that by the time your daughter takes all four years she will have covered most of the same topics. On the other hand, I would doubt very much that such texts would be appropriate for a 12 year old, perhaps when she's in her last year.

It might be worth it to buy one of those books, and put together some problem sets for her from some of the easier questions.
Thank you for your advice. I will try to obtain the book from a library and compare its treatment with my daughter's school textbook (where, unfortunately, the material is rather thin).

Euan
 

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