If you only buy one book, this is the one to get:
good General Chemistry textbook is the one by Brown, Lemay, and Burston.
This is the most recent edition:
is also available as a Kindle edition for two-thirds the price of the
hardback. You can download a free Kindle reader for most cell phones,
tablets, and computers.
Here is the link to the free Kindle Reader apps.
twelfth edition has changed very little from the older editions, and the older
additions are much cheaper: