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Books for physical chemistry

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I'm master physics student looking for books in physical chemistry for stuff like born Oppenheimer Approximation and more. Most books give hand-waving proofs and I'm looking for a book which is more rigorous.
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Probably Levine, "Quantum Chemistry," has what you're after. A classic textbook.
 
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Probably Levine, "Quantum Chemistry," has what you're after. A classic textbook.
not really, I'm looking for a book for physicists.. maybe I should look for a book in molecular quantum mechanics.
 
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That's why I gave you Levine. The people who study the quantum mechanics of molecules are chemists, and a rigorous book on physical chemistry is where you'll find the most careful explanation of the BO approximation.
 
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your'e right, it is a great book. thank you!
 

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