1 The Electron: A Primadonna in Chemical Bonding.- 2 Fundamentals of Quantum Mechanics: A Prerequisite for Understanding the Chemical Bond.- 3 One-Electron Atoms: The Fundamental System.- 4 Multi-Electron Atoms: The Building Blocks that Produce the Tremendous Variety of Molecules.- 5 Born-Oppenheimer Approximation: Separation of Electronic Motion from Nuclear Motion in Chemical Bonding.- 6 The Hydrogen Molecular Ion: The Simplest, but the Most Fundamental System for Understanding Chemical Bonds.- 7 The Hydrogen Molecule: Why are Two Neutral Hydrogen Atoms Stabilized by Simply Approaching Each Other?.- 8 Polyatomic Molecules: Towards an Understanding of Chemical Bonds in Polyatomic Molecules.- References.
From the reviews: "The text opens with a quick review of the electron and electronic properties. ... The book ends with a good list of references for further study. ... this is a classic treatment of quantum mechanics applied to chemical bonding. ... is accessible to advanced undergraduate students, students who have had a junior-level physical chemistry class that emphasized techniques and methods for solving the Schroedinger equation will get the greatest benefit from it." (Andrew J. Pounds, Journal of Chemical Education, Vol. 82 (7), July, 2005)