Schaum’s Outline of Analytical Chemistry
Chemistry students love Schaum’s for their thorough introduction to each topic, including easy-to-follow explanations of the necessary mathematics and procedures. With 590 fully solved problems and hundreds more to solve on your own (with answers supplied), this guide can help you spend less time studying and still make better grades! Clear and comprehensive, this guide covers the entire course and is compatible with all major analytical chemistry texts.
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If you’re psyched to learn chemistry…, November 4, 2000
I own many, many Schaum’s Outlines, and am satisfied with all of them. However, before you buy this outline of Analytical Chemistry or any of the other Schaum’s Outlines, you need to ask yourself what your needs are. If you are looking for a brief review of a subject, you should look elsewhere. If you are taking a course in Analytical Chemistry and need a little help with some areas of it, you should look elsewhere–preferably, ask someone with a thorough grasp of the subject to explain those areas to you.
The Schaum’s Outlines are best used as a self-study tool. Let’s face it, reviewing an entire subject and solving all the problems to gain a solid grasp on the material is difficult and time-consuming, and I suspect few students already enrolled in a course will have the extra time to rehash what they’ve already been told by reading through a Schaum’s Outline, and few will want to go through so many problems–at least in my courses, the problems we are provided are too much to begin with.
For review purposes, Schaum’s may help some students. However, since you need to know what your course will test you on specifically, you would need to go through the outline along with your notes. Therefore, spending more time reviewing your course notes might be a better use of your time.
Schaum’s Outlines are essentially cheaply made textbooks, and, as with other texts, the writing varies widely from one book in the series to another. If a cheap self-study of a course is what you seek, or you’d like to preview a course you plan to take, by all means go with Schaum’s. If you are a student looking for help with a subject, seek it elsewhere.