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"The Future of Physical Chemistry."
 
"The Future of Physical Chemistry." November 11, 1966.
University of California, Santa Barbara.

Research on Xenon. (1:02)

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Linus Pauling: I think it's good to be skeptical about a lot of things. This xenon business was a lesson to me but I don't know just what it taught me. [laughter] In 1932, I think it was, I said that it ought to be possible to make xenon hexafluoride XeF6, to make a hydroxy compound Ag2H3XeO6. This has been made, by the way, these compounds have been made -- Professor Yost and a student name Kaye, Albert Kaye. It was hard to get Xenon in those days. My early teacher of physical chemistry of Corvallis had some xenon which he sent to us -- a couple of hundred of milliliters of the gas and it may be that Yost and Kaye really had some xenon fluoride but just failed to observe that they had that when they did this work in '33 and '34.

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Creator: Linus Pauling
Associated: Don Yost, Albert Kaye
Clip ID: 1966v.7-xenon

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Creator: Linus Pauling
Associated: University of California, Santa Barbara

Date: November 11, 1966
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ID: 1966v.7
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