Best Chemistry Review Book
May 19, 2010 5:17 PM   Subscribe

What's the best review/refresher book for high-school level chemistry?

It's been about ten years since I've even thought about chemistry, and I'm looking for a review book to refresh myself on the fundamentals of the subject. Since there are a lot of them out there, and I don't want to waste my time working through a mediocre one, I'd like to hear the hivemind's recommendations. Here are some that look promising to me:

Chemistry: Concepts and Problems: A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)
Chemistry (Cliffs Quick Review)
CliffsStudySolver Chemistry (Cliffsstudy Solver)
Let's Review: Chemistry, the Physical Setting
posted by cosmic.osmo to Education (3 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I used the "Schaum's outline" series in college with reasonable success.
posted by BundleOfHers at 5:21 PM on May 19, 2010

This may not be exactly what you want, but for an advanced high school level understanding, it would hard to top Brown and Lemay which is available used at reasonable prices.

This may be more detail than you want, but it's a wonderful book.
posted by jz at 8:50 PM on May 19, 2010

Larry Gonick's Cartoon Guide to Chemistry would be fun for a conceptual review. Look elsewhere for problems to solve, though.
posted by Sublimity at 7:02 AM on May 20, 2010

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