Nelson Thornes or CGP for AS Chemistry

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Which book is better???

CGP AS Chemistry Student Book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1...A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

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Oxford (Nelson Thornes??) AS Chemistry Student Book:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AQA-Chemistr...s=as+chemistry

Based on reviews im leaning toward the CGP Guide, apparently there quite a few mistakes in the Nelson Thornes textbook and it overcomplicates simple things and has some poor explanations as well as missing a few minor things.
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The Nelson Thornes book has lovely questions at the end of each chapter, which are helpful.

But other than that, the CGP book is better- it explains things more clearly, and does a better job of showing what you need to learn. The Nelson Thornes book is nowhere near straightforward. I used mainly the CGP book and some online notes and those were all I needed. There are a lot of mistakes in it too.

I got a different book to the one you linked though: https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Student/b...aqa.book_CAR71
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(Original post by charlesn202)
The Nelson Thornes book has lovely questions at the end of each chapter, which are helpful.

But other than that, the CGP book is better- it explains things more clearly, and does a better job of showing what you need to learn. The Nelson Thornes book is nowhere near straightforward. I used mainly the CGP book and some online notes and those were all I needed. There are a lot of mistakes in it too.

I got a different book to the one you linked though: https://www.cgpbooks.co.uk/Student/b...aqa.book_CAR71
Ok Thanks, the CGP book i linked is a textbook (or studentbook) i think and the CGP Book you linked is a revision guide.
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I had the plain CGP revision guide and hardly used it tbh. I think the Nelson Thornes textbook covers everything you need to know (apart from a few things in unit 5) but it is also filled with unnecessary information.
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(Original post by jarjarmonkey)
Ok Thanks, the CGP book i linked is a textbook (or studentbook) i think and the CGP Book you linked is a revision guide.
Yeah, only realised when I checked the link, didn't see it before posting :P but I've flicked through the one in your post before and it looks better to me than the "official" one. The one I linked still is a bit silly though.

I guess which book you will prefer depends though, because I've seen people saying they don't like the CGP books and other people saying they prefer them. If you can, try and look through them both!
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Use both. Nelson Thornes is the specification approved one, whilst the CGP is useful for recap.
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are there any other textbooks you would recommend getting for the as and a2 course?
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are there any other textbooks you would recommend getting for the as and a2 course?
My teacher recommended the Collins textbook
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