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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.

Memories of Working at Oregon Agricultural College. (1:25)

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Linus Pauling: Now, it was this 1919 paper that got me started on structural chemistry, the nature of the chemical bond. I had been, up to 1918 let's see, 16, 17, 18, 17, 18, 19, 19, I had had two years of chemistry and chemical engineering at Oregon State University, Oregon Agricultural College. I didn't have money enough to come back the next year and after a month when I was working as a, putting down blacktop pavement, paving plant inspector in southern Oregon, I got a telegram offering me a job to teach sophomore quantitative analysis at Oregon State. So I taught that 1919 to '20 and I had a desk in the chemistry library, a small room, fifteen feet square with books and journals in it. No one ever came into it. I read the journals, the Journal of the American Chemical Society. And when I read Irving Langmuir's papers I was pretty excited and I went back and read G.N. Lewis's 1916 paper. So that, and Langmuir was, I think made important contributions.


Creator: Linus Pauling
Associated: Irving Langmuir, G.N. Lewis
Clip ID: 1983v.2-teaching

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Creator: Linus Pauling
Associated: University of California, Berkeley

Date: January 17, 1983
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ID: 1983v.2
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