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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    lol

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    i'd say spotlight. But its probly because my chem teacher wrote the hsc spotlight book. HEHE
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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Such an unbiased viewpoint.

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Reading through this thread it seems the best books are:

    Jacaranda
    Conquering Chemistry


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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Does anyone think that new textbooks are dumbed down compared to older textbooks? apart from content on newly discovered stuff

    I'd say conquering chemistry. i use it even though i don't do the HSC. but there are no textbooks for act. >:|
    I use an old tattered conquering chem. book thats been borrowed by hundreds, but is way better than my perscribed nelson chemistry textbook

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    Sif, Aerath, impossible for me not to be biased... My chem teacher is so good...

    Besides Spotlight, id say Chemistry Pathways, because in a way it is more comprehensive. But really you should use it in conjunction with another book.
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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lukybear View Post
    Sif, Aerath, impossible for me not to be biased... My chem teacher is so good...
    There was like...really no indication that I cared....

    I dislike Conquering Chemistry, I personally like Jacaranda (and Chemistry Contexts is fairly good, but I don't use it), but at the end of the day, different people like different textbooks.

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    i thought the new 2008 excel chem was pretty

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    how bout "success one hsc chemistry" for study?????

    my friend gave me a photocopy of acidic environment chapter and i think it aint that bad, but then again i only got it like 2hrs ago and havnt really done much of it lol
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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    I've got the jacaranda one for my own study.
    I reckon it's pretty good.
    ... and it's nice and colourful. lol.

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    The New Conquering Chemistry, Jacaranda and Dotpoint.

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    What's the cheapest?

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonmaster262 View Post
    What's the cheapest?
    I'd say excel. But that's just an assumption. I wouldn't really say it's the best textbook to use, but it suffices.

    Macquarie is more a revision textbook. It covers a lot of the content, but the other textbooks are more in-depth and all. So I would expect Macquarie to be relatively cheap as well.
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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Can someone add a poll?

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by micuzzo View Post
    I agree... sometimes it talks about things not in the sylabus for a whole page, but for things that are, it has like one paragraph only.


    which excel might this be, i have the older orange 1 printed in 2001 i think... i dont like it.. it does not follow the sylabus layout and for some things just has point for... which excel do u use??

    also which macmillan book is every1 talking about above... is it the maquarie revision guide 1....??
    i like excel cos its straight to the point and it follows the hsc syllabus dot points unlike conquering chemistry which has a load of crap thats not related to the syllabus.

    Then again, excel is only good for going over the basics and theory. For most the calculations and complex stuff i learn with my tutor! xD

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Jacaranda Chemistry 2
    New Excel Chemistry
    Dot Point Chemistry
    Past Papers

    For practicals: Spotligh Chemistry
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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    I used Jacaranda Chemistry. But I did borrow Chemistry in Contexts from the library, and it was quite awesome.

    No need for anything else except past papers.

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Chemistry contexts 2
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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    best chocies for chem texts books are:
    1. conquering chem& jarcaranda
    .....chem contexts is third option

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    i suggest chemistry contexts 2, it follows the syllabus more closely than conquering chemistry and conquering chemistry does not explain concepts as well, chemistry contexts is more detailed and precise

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by chowm View Post
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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Quote Originally Posted by chowm View Post
    Chemistry contexts 2
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    Thanks for the free ebook!! (or I should say textbook... LOL) but thanks anyway!!

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    Conquering Chemistry! Used it for both year 11 and now in year 12

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    Re: Best Chemistry Textbooks/Guides?

    dotpoint+past papers
    kind of used jacaranda too but there was so much useless crap in it :S

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