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Hitchcock Foundation Lectures: "The Development of the Concept of Chemical Bond."
 
Hitchcock Foundation Lectures: "The Development of the Concept of Chemical Bond." January 17, 1983.
University of California, Berkeley.

Complicated Calculations. (0:44)

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Linus Pauling: In J.A.C.S. 1927 I communicated a set of ionic radii, essentially theoretical, a little empirical information put in them. And 1928 in P.N.A.S., the idea that you can hybridize the s and p orbitals for the carbon atom and get tetrahedral orbitals explained the tetrahedral structure of carbon. Well, my calculations then were too complicated that caused me to reach that conclusion. I didn't ever publish them because they just were so complicated that I didn't have confidence in them.

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