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Interview with Linus Pauling.
Interview with Linus Pauling. October 14, 1992.
Interview by Thomas Hager for use in "Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling," (Simon & Schuster, 1995).

Misunderstanding Planarity. (0:45)

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Linus Pauling: Todd told me that when the paper came out in 1950, Bragg rushed over to the Chemistry Department and said, "Here, I came to talk with you about this problem a year or two years ago or a year and a half ago. Why didn't you tell me that the peptide group is planar?" And Todd said, "Well, I have a clear memory that I did. I distinctly remember that I told you that this carbon-nitrogen bond had some double-bond character." So that just didn't mean anything to Bragg. He didn't know that the double bond character meant planarity.


Creator: Thomas Hager, Linus Pauling
Associated: W.L. Bragg, Alexander Todd
Clip ID: hager2.006.6-planarity

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Creator: Thomas Hager, Linus Pauling

Date: October 14, 1992
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ID: hager2.006.6
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