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This textbook relies on a mix of simplified institutional concept and solved difficulties. the alternative has been to restrict the eye to key options and to the commonest elements of atoms, molecules and solids, taking a look at the fundamental "structural" facets with no dealing intimately with the homes originating from them. the issues are entangled to the formal presentation of the arguments, being designed as an intrinsic a part of the pathway the coed should still flow through with a purpose to grab the foremost concepts.

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0 0 5 10 15 r/(a0/Z) 20 25 t2g eg b) 30 d-orbitals Yαβ ∝ αβ=x,y,z sin2θ cos2φ 3cos2θ–1 dx2-y2 dz2 sinθcosθ sinθcosθ cosφ sinφ dyz dxz sin2θ sin2φ dxy Fig. 7. Radial probability densities (a) for the n = 3 states of Hydrogenic atoms. In part b) of the Figure the angular distribution of the 3d atomic orbitals is reported. 3 Expectation values of some quantities in Hydrogenic atoms < r >nlm ≡ φ∗nlm (r)rφnlm (r)dτ ≡ = n2 aZ0 [1 + 12 (1 − < r2 >nlm = l(l+1) n2 )] = n2 a0 2 2 2 ( Z ) [5n ∞ 0 a0 2 2Z [3n |Rnl |2 r3 dr = − l(l + 1)] + 1 − 3l(l + 1)] < r−1 >nlm = [n2 aZ0 ]−1 < r−2 >nlm = Z2 3 [n (l a20 + 12 )]−1 2 2 e < V >nlm = − Z a0 n2 < T >nlm = < r−3 >nlm = Z 2 e2 2a0 n2 Z3 a30 n3 [l(l+1)(l+ 12 )] (l = 0) For l = 0 one has the divergence in the lower limit of the integral, since in < r−3 >nlm = φ∗nl r13 φnl r2 sinθdrdθdϕ φnl ∝ rl for r → 0 (see Eq.

23) with a∗0 = ¯h2 /µe2 . In particular, the wavenumbers of the spectral lines (see Prob. 24) where RH is the Rydberg constant for the Hydrogen in the assumption of inﬁnite nuclear mass (see Eq. 13). The Deuterium has been discovered (1932) from slightly shifted weak spectroscopic lines (isotopic shift), related to the correction to the eigenvalues in Eq. 23, due to the diﬀerent nuclear masses for H and D. e. the Hydrogen-like “atom” 24 1 Atoms: general aspects where the proton is substituted by the positron.

Means spin parallel or antiparallel to l. For s l g+ = 1 + 1 (2l + 1)(2l + 3) + 3 − 2l(2l + 2) =1+ 2(2l + 1)(2l + 3) (2l + 1) while for g− , s antiparallel to l g− = 1 + 1 (2l − 1)(2l + 1) + 3 − 2l(2l + 2) =1− . 7 Spectroscopic notation for multiplet states In the light of spin-orbit interaction the one-electron states have to be labeled by quantum numbers n, l, j and mj , with s = 1/2. Accordingly, a ﬁne structure of the levels is induced, in form of doublets. As we shall see in detail in Chapters 2 and 3, in the atom other couplings between li and si occur.