# Good High School Chemistry Book?

1. Dec 5, 2006

### Werg22

Hi, I'm in Chemistry AP and the teacher highly recommends to study in parallel with a book of our choice. Is there a book out there that covers extensively topics such as quantum numbers, quantum notation, molecular geometry in 3 dimension, hybridization, intra-molecular geometry, etc... ?

2. Dec 5, 2006

Chemistry by Raymond Chang. One of the best along with Zumdahl.

3. Dec 6, 2006

### jbusc

princeton review AP chem will do you wonders for the actual test.

4. Dec 6, 2006

### SeReNiTy

silberberg - chem bible

5. Dec 6, 2006

### Werg22

I see diverse opinions.... need some more to make up my mind, please awnser!

6. Dec 6, 2006

### Atomos

Seconding Silberberg! It is great stuff. It is very comprehensive and accessible. I have been using it for the past two years and still find it useful from time to time, even when I am in organic chem (I would not recommend the book for organic chem at all, though). But it covers all of the things you have mentioned in great and comprehensible detail and then some...

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7. Dec 6, 2006

### marcusl

My son checked a number of books out of the local university library and settled on a book by whitten, davis (and some other authors) to go with his IB chem class.

8. Dec 6, 2006

### Atomos

Sorry to continue name dropping Silberberg, but at my school, we used it for the Chemistry IB Higher Level curriculum.

9. Dec 6, 2006

### Plastic Photon

try General Chemistry by Linus Pauling. It is a Dover book, so it'll cost you about $20 as compared to the$100+ for a text...unless you plan to rent the thing.

10. Dec 7, 2006

### marcusl

Amongst the college texts my son looked at, Pauling's had the poorest overlap with the high school curriculum...