I'm a theoretical condensed matter physicist, on a field of magnetism research. I wonder if any of you could recommend a concise and well-written textbook on inorganic chemistry to learn concepts of the ligand field theory, coordination of transition metal complexes and their magnetic states, etc.
During my work, I just look up the periodic table and see the electronic configurations, but the oxidization of the transition metal complexes depends on ligands, and it's frustrating as I don't seem to understand a general principle.
I'm quite familiar with solid state physics, and a bit of quantum chemistry. It would be great if you could recommend me textbooks or materials on inorganic chemistry for "solid state physics" or "material science".