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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I would recommend Zumdahl Chemistry. It discusses most of the basic topics, and contains lot of exercises.
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,