How to use modern chemistry textbooks
By David HogginsBy David HagginsThe first few weeks of class can feel like a rollercoaster.
Your mind races.
You can’t concentrate.
The teachers are hard on you.
Your stomach churns.
It’s tempting to look for comfort in the fact that this is just the beginning of your journey to becoming a better person.
But if you’re struggling, you’re probably doing something wrong.
And if you have any doubts about how you’re doing, these textbooks are going to make you feel better.
These are the best modern chemistry textbook choices.
Here’s a guide to the top 20 books for students who want to know how to think and solve problems.1.
Modern Chemistry (Oxford University Press, 2016) This book by American chemist Charles Darwin is the cornerstone of all modern chemistry.
It tells you how to use the most powerful chemical tools ever devised.
This is a must-have textbook for students at every grade level.
It also helps students understand the basics of chemistry, such as the fundamentals of atoms, nuclei and molecules, the building blocks of life, and how to manipulate them.2.
The Elements of Organic Chemistry (Crown Books, 2016)– A classic textbook by one of the most important scientific minds in the world.
The book is a great introduction to all the elements of chemistry.
You’ll be learning how to make everything from organic compounds to molecules, from building materials to building materials and more.3.
The Structure of Matter (Macmillan, 2018)– A book on molecular structure and how it relates to the properties of living things.
This book has been updated several times to keep up with current science.4.
The New Chemical Encyclopedia (Wiley, 2018)– An encyclopedia of the latest research in modern chemistry that helps you to learn all the details of chemistry today.
The editors at Wiley have done an amazing job with this textbook.
It includes a comprehensive bibliography, a bibliography of peer-reviewed research and the latest in biochemistry.5.
The Chemistry of Nature (Simon & Schuster, 2018– This is an excellent textbook for all ages.
It covers the basics in modern chemical theory, including how atoms work, how they interact, how molecules form, how atoms can bond together and much more.6.
Elements of the Earth (Wesleyan University Press)– This book is about the building of life.
It is the textbook that teaches you how our planet works.
It shows you how life evolved, and it shows you what it looks like in a natural environment.7.
The Science of Organisms (Harvard University Press)– This book will help you understand the mechanisms that make plants and animals work.
It teaches you about how the building block of life is made and how we use chemicals to make things like antibiotics, plastics, fuel, seeds, hormones, and so much more, from plants to bacteria to viruses and more to your pets.8.
The Life of Plants (Penguin, 2016– This new edition of this classic is a huge help for the budding plant biologist.
This edition has been enhanced with new material, and the book is packed with new ideas, so you’ll have everything you need to make plants your main source of food.9.
The Chemical Principles of Chemistry (Duke University Press), 2018–This is the book for people who want a solid foundation in chemistry.
This will help young students develop basic concepts of chemistry and then become more advanced over time.10.
The Physics of Matter and Light (University of Chicago Press, 2017)–This is an outstanding textbook for people of all ages and abilities.
It explains how the fundamental physics of the universe works, and is updated every three years.11.
The Encyclopedia of Molecular Biology (University Press of America, 2018).–This book has all the essential ingredients for anyone interested in understanding the evolution of living cells and the fundamental building blocks.
It contains everything you’ll need to know to study the structure of DNA, the chemistry of proteins and more, and has a bibliographic index so you can quickly jump to the information you need.12.
The Complete Encyclopedia of Life (Harper Collins, 2018.)–This textbook is an essential introduction to the entire life of an organism, and covers all the basic aspects of how living things work.
This includes everything from the basics about cell biology, how living cells make proteins and how they form a bond with their environment, to how cells form a nucleus, how nuclei are formed, and more about how life develops.13.
A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Physics (Harley-Davidson, 2018)—This is a complete guide to every aspect of modern physics, including the basics and what they do.
It provides a thorough overview of all the fundamental principles, and will give you all the knowledge you need in a hurry.14.
Principles of Organic Biology (Coffee House, 2018): A great resource for students in all ages, this book is perfect for people with all levels of knowledge.15.