The Best Chemistry Textbook

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What is the best chemistry textbook for highschool/college/introductory course in university?

There are lots of books, such as;

Atkins, Peter, Loretta Jones and Leroy Laverman. Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight. W. H. Freeman and Company


Brady, James E., and Fred Senese. Chemistry: Matter and Its Changes. John Wiley & Sons.


Brown, Theodore E., et al. Chemistry: The Central Science. Pearson Education, Inc.


Burdge, Julia. Chemistry. McGraw-Hill.


Chang, Raymond, and Kenneth Goldsby. Chemistry, AP Edition. McGraw-Hill.


Hnatow, John, and Ketan Trivedi. Chemistry In a Flash. Paperless Publishing Inc.


Jespersen, Neil, and Alison Hyslop. Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter. John Wiley & Sons.


Kotz, John C., Paul M. Treichel, John Townsend, and David Treichel. Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity. Cengage Learning.


Masterton, William L., Cecile N. Hurley, and Edward Neth. Chemistry: Principles and Reactions.Cengage Learning.


McMurry, John and Robert C. Fay. Chemistry. Pearson Education, Inc.


Moore, John W., and Conrad L. Stanitski. Chemistry: The Molecular Science.Cengage Learning.


Olmsted, John A. and Gregory M. Williams. Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons.


Oxtoby, David, H. Pat Gillis, and Alan Campion. Principles of Modern Chemistry. Cengage Learning.


Silberberg, Martin. The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change.McGraw-Hill.


Spencer, James N., George M. Bodner, and Lyman H. Rickard. Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics.John Wiley & Sons.


Tro, Nivaldo J. Chemistry: A Molecular Approach. Pearson Education, Inc.


Whitten, Kenneth, W, Raymond Davis, Larry Peck, and George G. Stanley. Chemistry. Cengage Learning.


Zumdahl, Steven, and Susan Zumdahl. Chemistry. Cengage Learning.


Which one do you think is best in terms of comprehensiveness, lucidity and other parameters that you can think of? And secondly, as a whole, which book do you think is the best?

And please supply reasoning on why you think a book is good, don't go on blindly suggesting.
 
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highschool/college/introductory course in university?
Which? HS? College? Major? Non-major? Had physics? No physics? What math level?
 
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Which? HS? College? Major? Non-major? Had physics? No physics? What math level?
HS/College, Major, Had Physics.
 
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Brady, James E., and Fred Senese. Chemistry: Matter and Its Changes. John Wiley & Sons.
Chang, Raymond, and Kenneth Goldsby. Chemistry, AP Edition. McGraw-Hill.
Jespersen, Neil, and Alison Hyslop. Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter. John Wiley & Sons.
Olmsted, John A. and Gregory M. Williams. Chemistry. John Wiley & Sons.
Spencer, James N., George M. Bodner, and Lyman H. Rickard. Chemistry: Structure and Dynamics.John Wiley & Sons.
Written by "committees." Leaves you a couple choices.
Burdge, Julia. Chemistry. McGraw-Hill. Silberberg, Martin. The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change.McGraw-Hill.
 
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Written by "committees." Leaves you a couple choices.
Burdge, Julia. Chemistry. McGraw-Hill. Silberberg, Martin. The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change.McGraw-Hill.
Interesting. Do you think Silberberg is better than Brown?
 
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I distrust material from textbook mills.
 
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Zumdahl, Steven, and Susan Zumdahl. Chemistry. Cengage Learning.
I think it is the best, I'm only going through the first chapters but I liked it a lot!
 
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