A biography of linus carl pauling a chemist and physicist

Even today, many modern scientific papers and articles in important journals cite this work, more than seventy years after the first publication.

Linus Pauling

How far apart are they when they are bonded together and what is it that holds them at this distance? Louis professor Barry Commoner, Pauling began to circulate a petition among scientists to stop nuclear testing.

No prize had previously been awarded for that year. Pauling had been prevented from attending because his passport was withheld by the State Department on suspicion that he had Communist sympathies. Pauling found much-needed support for his antiwar campaign from Unitarians in the Los Angeles area.

Linus Carl Pauling: Biography & Chemistry

From on much of his time was devoted to antiwar activities and stopping the atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons. Denied, he left Washington High School in June without a diploma. He and his team got positive results.

He moved his family to Condon, Oregon in During the s, Pauling introduced concepts that helped reveal the bonding forces of molecules.

Pauling later cited several reasons to explain how he had been misled about the structure of DNA, among them misleading density data and the lack of high quality X-ray diffraction photographs. Excited by his own perceived results, he researched the clinical literature and published Vitamin C and the Common Cold in He was first introduced to the concept of high-dose vitamin C by biochemist Irwin Stone in What are the structures of molecules?

Pauling was a rather serious young man, endlessly worried about money. Pauling's work on crystal structure contributed significantly to the prediction and elucidation of the structures of complex minerals and compounds.

Linus Pauling

Politics did not play a critical role. Induring a trip to Germany, Pauling learned about electron diffractionand upon his return to California he used this technique of scattering electrons from the nuclei of molecules to determine the structures of some important substances.

Pauling denounced the conclusions of these studies and handling of the final study as "fraud and deliberate misrepresentation", and criticized the studies for using oral, rather than intravenous vitamin C which was the dosing method used for the first ten days of Pauling's original study.

After his second year, he planned to take a job in Portland to help support his mother. The Nature of the Chemical Bond was the standard work for many years, and concepts like hybridization and electronegativity remain part of standard chemistry textbooks.

He immediately cut off his relationship with Oppenheimer. Inbased on the structures of amino acids and peptides and the planar nature of the peptide bond, Pauling, Robert Corey and Herman Branson correctly proposed the alpha helix and beta sheet as the primary structural motifs in protein secondary structure.

He was made emeritus professor of chemistry at Stanford in This led to the legend that Pauling missed the structure of DNA because of the politics of the day this was at the start of the McCarthy period in the United States. During one of his trips to Europe, Pauling learned about diffraction using electrons.

His work on behalf of world peace was recognized with the Nobel Prize for Peace awarded on October 10,the date that the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty went into effect. The name "resonance" was later applied to this phenomenon.

Linus Carl Pauling

Towards the end of the war, Pauling restarted his program on molecular biology. Denied, he left Washington High School in June without a diploma. For example, he worked on the structures of biologically important chemical compounds. He later used X-ray diffraction to confirm the message from his chemical origami:Best known to the public for championing the use of vitamin C for health purposes and for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Linus Carl Pauling (–) was revered by his fellow scientists as a prolific researcher who made significant contributions to our understanding of chemical bonding and.

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Linus Carl Pauling: Biography & Chemistry

William Lipscomb. Arthur B. Robinson. Linus Carl Pauling was born in Portland, Oregon, on February 28, He received his early education in Oregon, finishing in with a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Oregon Agricultural College in Corvallis — now Oregon State University.

Nov 22,  · Linus Carl Pauling (; February 28, – August 19, ) was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, educator, and husband of American human rights activist Ava Helen Pauling.

Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, August 19, ), a distinguished American chemist, helped to integrate chemistry with quantum theory and founded the discipline now called molecular biology. From on much of his time was devoted to antiwar activities and stopping the atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons.

Best known to the public for championing the use of vitamin C for health purposes and for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Linus Carl Pauling (–) was revered by his fellow scientists as a prolific researcher who made significant contributions to our understanding of chemical bonding and chemical structure.

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