|Hitchcock Foundation Lectures: "The Development of the Concept of Chemical Bond." January 17, 1983.
University of California, Berkeley.
The Three-Electron Bond. (1:05)
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Linus Pauling: In 1931 I published a paper about the three-electron bond and included, I guess it
wasn't in that paper but when I was up at Berkeley giving my lectures as I did every
spring, I said that there should be an ion, a radical, a super-oxide radical. I didn't
say exactly that but I said there should be this radical and I said what should it
be called. And by that time we had shown that it existed by measure, we had measured
the magnetic susceptibility of a substance called potassium tetraoxide, K2O4, and shown that it really was KO2. At any rate, Bray, the same Bray I have mentioned and Ermon Eastman, whom I haven't
mentioned, each said that it ought to be called super-oxide, so we called it super-oxide
ClipCreator: Linus Pauling
Associated: William C. Bray, Ermon Eastman
Clip ID: 1983v.2-electron
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Associated: University of California, Berkeley
Date: January 17, 1983
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