|Hitchcock Foundation Lectures: "The Development of the Concept of Chemical Bond." January 17, 1983.
University of California, Berkeley.
Attraction to Chemistry. (1:18)
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Linus Pauling: Chemistry is wonderful! I feel sorry for people who don't know anything about chemistry.
They are missing an important part of life, an important source of happiness, satisfying
one's intellectual curiosity. The whole world is wonderful and chemistry is an important
part of it. You know, substances change into other substances. That's what attracted
me to chemistry when I was 13 years old and saw the first chemical reactions that
I realized were chemical reactions. You have iron that rusts to iron oxide or hydroxide.
Lavoisier, back nearly just about 200 years ago, showed that you can burn diamonds
to carbon dioxide. Cavendish showed that hydrogen and oxygen combine together to produce
water about the same time, 200 years ago. Then there's phosphorus...
ClipCreator: Linus Pauling
Associated: Antoine Lavoisier, Henry Cavendish
Clip ID: 1983v.2-attraction
Full WorkCreator: Linus Pauling
Associated: University of California, Berkeley
Date: January 17, 1983
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