- AHP writes cheque to: G. Virginia Gallatz amount $12 [Filed under LP Biographical: Box #4.014, Folder #2]
- Letter from G. A. Linhart to LP RE: Linhart reports that because of the inclement of weather in Riverside for the last three weeks he was unable visit but asks if it will be possible to visit next Saturday. [Filed under: L: Correspondence, Box #230, Folder #230.4]
- Letter from G. Schwarzenbach, The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research to LP RE: Schwarzenbach would like to come to C. I. T. and spend three months working in the lab during spring/summer for the remainder of his Rockefeller Fellowship. He is interested in resonance phenomena. [LP's reply to Schwarzenbach February 24, 1938] [Filed under LP Science: Box #14.037, Folder #37.6]
- Letter from H. Mark to LP RE: Thanks LP for his letter and informs him that he has not accepted the position at U. C. L. A. [Filed under: M: Individual Correspondence, Box #244, Folder #244.1]
- Letter from LP to Arthur B. Lamb, Editor, Journal of the American Chemical Society RE: LP recommends that the communication by T. D. O'Brien be not accepted for publication. He goes on to list his reasons. [Filed under LP Science: Box #14.002, Folder #2.3]
- Letter from LP to Professor E. C. Watson RE: Thanking Watson for his gift to the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. [Filed under: W: Correspondence, Box #443, Folder #443.6]
- Letter from LP to Professor Farrington Daniels, University of Wisconsin, RE: is sending Dr. Beach's manuscript on "The Electron Diffraction Investigation of the Structure of Gas Molecules" to be included in the series of Symposium papers. [Filed under LP Correspondence: Box #27, Folder #27.1]
- Letter from LP to Professor L. C. Cady RE: LP recommends Mr. K. J. Palmer for the position opening in the Chemistry Department at University of Idaho. LP goes on to explain Palmer and his work. [Filed under: LP Correspondence, Box #304, Folder #304.3]
- Letter from LP to Professor W. A. Noyes. [Filed under: N: Individual Correspondence, Box #279, Folder #279.4]
February 21, 1938
Professor W. A. Noyes
University of Illinois
Dear Professor Noyes:
The quantum mechanics gives a thoroughly detailed picture of the motion of the electrons in the hydrogen atom, so far as it is possible. According to this picture these electrons can be described as moving in orbits around both nuclei. However, you must not draw a definite e[l]liptical orbit or orbit of other shape in closing the two nuclei and say that the electron moves in this orbit. The motion of the electron is not so well defined as that.
You are right in saying that the spins of the electron in the hydrogen molecule are in opposite directions and that this causes the molecules to be diamagnetic.
I did not intend to suggest that the statement that the ionization potential of methane is about the same as that of argon, but to point out a mistake in English.
My argument in 1931 that the carbon atom has a tetrahedral is, I think, still valid.
With best regards, I am
P.S. I do not know of any evidence showing that hypochlorous acid ionizes in any but the first way mentioned by you, giving hydrogen cation and hypochlorous anion.
- Letter from Victor K. LaMer to LP RE: Thanks him for his letter of February 14th. Informs LP that he plans to visit Pasadena either before or after his lecture tour beginning April 1st. Hopes to be able to discuss with LP the possibility that deuterium substitution can affect the color of compounds. [Filed under: L: Individual Correspondence, Box #212, Folder #212.4]