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"The Impact of Linus Pauling on Molecular Biology."

"The Impact of Linus Pauling on Molecular Biology." February 28, 1995.
Talk delivered at the Pauling Symposium, Oregon State University.

The Importance of Weak Forces. (0:42)


Francis Crick: That was really, I think, Linus' main contribution. The chemists after all traditionally were much more concerned with the strong bonds. The homopolar bonds and the [...] bonds and things of that sort. And only later on did they become interested in the Van der Waals forces, in particular the hydrogen bonds, and those are the ones which fit together in a physical sense one way or another with different degrees, of course, of specificity as many of you know. And so, Pauling believed really that that was going to be the key to everything, the way that things fitted together using these weak forces.


Creator: Francis Crick
Associated: Linus Pauling
Clip ID: 1995v.1-01

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Creator: Francis Crick
Associated: Linus Pauling, Oregon State University

Date: February 28, 1995
Genre: video
ID: 1995v.1
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