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"Lifestory: Linus Pauling."
 
"Lifestory: Linus Pauling." 1997.
Produced by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

The Impact of the Nature of the Chemical Bond (part 1). (0:44)

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Max Perutz: I learned chemistry as an undergraduate in Vienna and chemistry then was something that had to be memorized, but I didn't regard chemistry as anything that could be understood. Now, at Christmas 1939 a girlfriend gave me a book to open and with that I bought Linus Pauling's Nature of the Chemical Bond and it was a revelation to me, as if for the first time I realized that chemistry could be understood in terms of structure. So this book made a tremendous impact on me and I'm sure on generations of students and it really revolutionized the teaching of chemistry.

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Creator: Max Perutz
Associated: Linus Pauling
Clip ID: 1997v.1-bookperutz

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Creator: British Broadcasting Corporation
Associated: Linus Pauling, Ava Helen Pauling, Jon Tunney, Jack Dunitz, Peter Pauling, Max Perutz, Maurice Wilkins

Date: 1997
Genre: sound
ID: 1997v.1
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