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I want to learn basic chemistry, so which textbook do you think I should pick? It should be something both concise and clear. Thank you.

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  • $\begingroup$ Hi user5204, welcome to Chemistry S.E. unfortunately this question is not appropriate for this site,( see here for our guidelines) is too much subjective! Keep following us! $\endgroup$ – G M Apr 16 '14 at 12:35
  • $\begingroup$ Anyway I got an answer that's it! $\endgroup$ – user5204 Apr 16 '14 at 12:36
  • $\begingroup$ The problem is how can you say that is the right answer who can assure you that is a good introduction? I know that can be annoying but these are the rules of this site. $\endgroup$ – G M Apr 16 '14 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ You're right, please can you give me your opinion? $\endgroup$ – user5204 Apr 16 '14 at 12:41
  • $\begingroup$ I like Kotz. $\endgroup$ – G M Apr 16 '14 at 12:44
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I would recommend Zumdahl Chemistry. It discusses most of the basic topics, and contains lot of exercises.

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    $\begingroup$ Zumdahl is great $\endgroup$ – rch Apr 18 '14 at 17:53
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You need the knowledge and a working mastery of it. Choosing a good book requires already knowing what is useful and not useful to you. Prime the pump,

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry

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