Solid state physics and chemistry

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As solid state physics studies the structure of materials, it is often important to study and to understand molecular theory. This means that you should, for instance, know very well the properties of the states of electrons in atoms with more than one proton in the nucleous. You should also know molecular orbitals theory. Is there a book from which we can learn that? I mean a book which talks about the subject from the point of view of a physicist not a chemist.
 

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Do you want qualitative or quantitative theory?
 
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I would say quantitative... but if it is too cumbersome in terms of calculation... let's try qualitative.
 
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Any freshman chemistry textbook (ex. Brady or Tro) will give you a qualitative overview of atomic orbital theory and molecular orbital theory. However, a physics freshman book like Young & Freedman will also provide this.

For quantitative introduction, quantum mechanics is needed, and I reccomend Griffiths "Introduction to quantum mechanics" which covers atomic orbital theory.

But really what you are asking for might be a book on computational chemistry.
 

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