Hi. I have high functioning autism and like many other people on the spectrum I think predominantly in pictures and thats how I learn scientific concepts. Every concept I learn I represent it with a picture. Unfortunately a lot of the books on chemistry in particular (physics and biology I have no trouble with because there is far less abstraction) are torture to read. I like chemistry and when I grasp the concepts I can derive all sorts of other concepts from them but I find a lot of the books and websites really abstract and they lay out about a 10,000 words for concepts that can be illustrated with a single picture. Le Chateliers principle for example. A right pain in the *** to describe with words but its so simple to illustrate with diagrams yet I can never find any decent picture based tutorials illustrating Le Chateliers principle. It took me a long time to grasp what they were talking about in the tutorials but now I realize how extremely simple the concept of Le Chateliers principle is and I represent each scenario (pressure, temperature, concentration etc.) with a single picture in my head. Basically the only way I can learn scientific concepts is to construct moving images of the process in my head. Even things that are non physical such as EM radiation I can easily visualize translucent, somewhat visible energy and I can easily make models for how it propagates and interacts with matter etc. Chemistry is kind of tricky though. Take stereochemistry for example. Many tutorials ramble on about chirality and mirror images but do not even provide an image of two stereoisomers to compare. Took me a very long time to fully grasp the concept of stereoisomers but if I could have just seen a picture of two stereoisomeric molecules I would have grasped the concept in the space of a second rather than reading massive amounts of words to gain a vague understanding of what they are. I'm assuming there are plenty of people here that think predominantly in pictures. Can any of you tell me your favourite way to learn chemistry concepts on your own? I'm studying chemistry in university but I like to give my self a head start by learning in my own time too.