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"The Future of Physical Chemistry"
 
"The Future of Physical Chemistry" May 7, 1968.
Symposium in Dedication of the Arthur Amos Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena.

Scientific Achievements of Linus Pauling. (1:14)

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Norman Davidson: Let me read to you from, from the introduction. Linus Pauling is one of the great scientific figures of our time. His work, more than that of any other individual, has led to the general realization that molecular structure is the central and most fruitful theme of modern chemistry. His bibliography, appended at the end of this volume, documents a remarkable intellectual journey. A journey that started with the quantum mechanics of atomic energy levels, progressed into the quantum theory of the nature of the chemical bond and the determination and interpretation of the structures of small molecules in simple systems, then into the elucidation of the structures of biological macromolecules. And finally, into the creation of the simple structural theories for complex biological phenomena such as the molecular nature of certain genetic diseases, memory, and anesthesia. His work has helped to transform and rationalize chemistry, so that there is in effect today a continuum of understanding that extends from the energy levels in atomic nuclei to the behavior of complex macromolecules in biological systems.

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Creator: Norman R. Davidson
Associated: Linus Pauling
Clip ID: 1968v.4-life

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Creator: Linus Pauling, Norman R. Davidson
Associated: California Institute of Technology

Date: May 7, 1968
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