Candid Science III: More Conversations With Famous Chemists by Professor Emeritus Istvan Hargittai, Research Professor

By Professor Emeritus Istvan Hargittai, Research Professor Magdolna Hargittai

During this quantity, 36 well-known chemists, together with 18 Nobel laureates, inform the reader approximately their lives in technological know-how, the beginnings in their careers, their aspirations, and their hardships and triumphs. The reader will know about their seminal discoveries, and the conversations within the e-book deliver out the humanity of those nice scientists. Highlighted within the tales are the invention of latest components and compounds, the VSEPR version, computational chemistry, natural synthesis, typical items, polysaccharides, supramolecular chemistry, peptide synthesis, combinatorial chemistry, X-ray crystallography, the response mechanism and kinetics, electron move in small and big structures, non-equilibrium structures, oscillating reactions, atmospheric chemistry, chirality, and the historical past of chemistry.

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He escaped and was at an early stage of his research. I learned a lot of new mathematics from him, group theory, matrices, vectors, and so on. And I taught him about Maxwell's equations when I was an undergraduate because he wanted to know something about physics. He was a very important individual in my life. I had a pretty rigorous training from my school. Then, after graduation, I had some offers, one to go to Michigan at $150 a month without any duties except to go to graduate school, and another one from Caltech at $20 a month to assist in their physics lectures.

Linus then took xenon to his Caltech colleague Don Yost, who had a student, Kaye, and Yost and Kaye put xenon and fluorine in a quartz bulb. Then they made a mistake. They should have gone out into the Caltech sunlight. Instead, they passed an electric discharge through the bulb and all they got was attack on the quartz container. Quartz is not very resistant to fluorine, you make silicon tetrafluoride easily and liberate oxygen. They reported this in the Journal of the American Chemical Society in 1933 in a paper on the nonreactivity of xenon with fluorine.

What started it all? I was born in 1924 in London. W h e n I was 1 1 , I was awarded a scholarship t o the local grammar school. Although my parents did n o t have to pay fees, they did have to pay for school uniforms, sports clothing, and train fares, which was difficult for them. I enjoyed school and did fairly well. During the term, my performance was only average because I spent a lot of time playing sports, but I did well on the final exams, particularly in "This interview was originally published in The Chemical Intelligencer 1999, 5(3), 6-10 S> 1999, Springer-Verlag, New York, Inc.

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