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Letter from Linus Pauling to James B. Conant. February 21, 1933.
Pauling writes to thank Conant for recommending Wheland and to report that he is now
completing a quantitative treatment of free radicals.
February 21, 1933
Dr. James B. Conant,
I am grateful to you for recommending Sheland. He is a very able man in mathematics
and quantum mechanics, only one of my men being his equal.
We are just completing a quantitative treatment of free radicals, which gives pretty
accurate dissociation energies, with - naphthyl better than with
- naphtyl, etc. It is really nice stuff - more than I had hoped for. I've written
Lamb asking_ if he would publish our papers as rapidly as he does yours! If so,
they may be in the May Journal.
Are you coming to Chicago in June? I'd like to see you. Best wishes.
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