The textbook I got from my teacher is shown to be too general. Part of the fun of learning chemistry, for me, comes from knowing the derivation of equations. But most of the derivations are missing out from the textbook, like the derivation of kinetic molecular equation and real gas equations.

It will be fine to recommend a college level textbook as long as it does not include calculus.

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    $\begingroup$ How about Linus Pauling's "General Chemistry"? Also if you want derivation of equations check out any physical chemistry book. I.e. Atkins. $\endgroup$ – Dissenter Nov 11 '14 at 19:01
  • $\begingroup$ But some of them I cannt afford $\endgroup$ – most venerable sir Nov 11 '14 at 19:20
  • $\begingroup$ @Doeser Pauling's book is a Dover book and goes for about 10 bucks. $\endgroup$ – LordStryker Nov 11 '14 at 19:26
  • $\begingroup$ You can find Paulings book for free on the web easily. I think it's copyright has long expired. $\endgroup$ – Dissenter Nov 11 '14 at 19:47
  • $\begingroup$ I second Atkins' Physical Chemistry. Also, it's so ubiquitous that I'm sure your local library has or can get hold of a copy from somewhere if you can't afford to buy it. $\endgroup$ – DrHarps Nov 11 '14 at 20:27

"College Chemistry - An Introductory Textbook of General Chemistry" by Linus Pauling (2nd Ed) is available as a free download (pdf & other formats) from https://archive.org/details/CollegeChemistry.


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