The Nature of the Chemical Bond and the Structure of Molecules and Crystals: An Introduction to Modern Structural Chemistry

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Cornell University Press, 1960 - Science - 644 pages
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Thorough discussion of the various types of bonds, their relative natures, and the structure of molecules and crystals.
 

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This was an excellent back when it was printed, and Linus Pauling actually won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the sorts of things discussed within this book. However, most of the material this book ... Read full review

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This book is one of the Masterpiece in Chemistry.
You simply can not rate this book in stars values. It is one of the EPIC in Chemistry.
I should say it is a bible or Bhagavad-Gita for chemists,

Contents

CHAPTER
3
The Electronic Structure of Atoms and the Formal Rules
28
CHAPTER 3
65
CHAPTER 4
108
CHAPTER 5
145
CHAPTER 6
183
CHAPTER 7
221
CHAPTER 8
265
CHAPTER 12
449
CHAPTER 13
505
CHAPTER 14
563
Values of Physical Constants
573
Molecular Spectroscopy
594
The Boltzmann Distribution Law
602
The Magnetic Properties of Substances
611
The Strengths of the Hydrohalogenic Acids
618

The OneElectron Bond and the ThreeElectron Bond
340
CHAPTER 11
393

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About the author (1960)

Linus Pauling was born on February 28, 1901 in Portland, Oregon. He never received a high school diploma because he dropped out of Washington High School in Portland as a form of protest against taking courses he regarded as pointless. Despite not having a high school diploma, he received a B. S. in chemical engineering from Oregon Agricultural College in 1922 and a Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology in 1925. He did research and taught at the California Institute of Technology from 1922 to 1963, was a research professor at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in California from 1963 to 1967, taught at the University of California, San Diego until 1969, and then taught at Stanford University, where he was forced to retire after his 70th birthday. After leaving Stanford, he set up the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. He received the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1954, as a result of his research into the nature of the chemical bond, the force that gives atoms the cohesiveness to form the molecules that in turn become the basis of all physical matter. Around 1960, he began a campaign to obtain the signatures of scientists opposed to nuclear testing. A total of 11,021 scientists in 49 countries signed the petitions. He received the Nobel Prize for peace in 1962 for his work since 1946 "not only against the testing of nuclear weapons, not only against the spread of these armaments, not only against their very use, but against all warfare as a means of solving international conflicts." He wrote several books during his lifetime including The Nature of the Chemical Bond, His No More War, and Vitamin C and the Common Cold. He died from cancer on August 19, 1994 at the age of 93.

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