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nextpauling

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"The Nature of the Chemical Bond" by Linus Pauling
« on: December 04, 2005, 06:46:21 PM »
Has anybody read "The Nature of the Chemical Bond" by Linus Pauling?  Can you give me any idea as to the content of the book?  Is it a useful book to have and a worthwhile read?  I have heard many good things.  Thanks.

Oldtimer

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Re:"The Nature of the Chemical Bond" by Linus Pauling
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2005, 10:02:35 AM »
It's probably pretty good. If you feel the explanations you have been given were kinda lame - you deserve to know what really is going on when elements unite.

The actualities aren't as simplistic as you presumed, there is a lot more to the 'magnetic' kind of elemental attraction of polar molecules. And nonpolar functions aren't as simple either, in fact it's the most complex and unordered linking mechanism because it's not a 100% predictable I think.

Go ahead and get it over with, but hold comment in classes til they all reach that point in their studies. Reading ahead sometimes can get you in more trouble with the Prof. than you really need.
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RyanJones

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Re:"The Nature of the Chemical Bond" by Linus Pauling
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2005, 07:12:28 PM »
Has anybody read "The Nature of the Chemical Bond" by Linus Pauling?  Can you give me any idea as to the content of the book?  Is it a useful book to have and a worthwhile read?  I have heard many good things.  Thanks.


I have not read this eact boo but I ahve read General Chemistry by the same author, it was easy to understand ad very descriptive, I would think that book would be the same :-)

Cheers,

Ryan Jones

nextpauling

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Re:"The Nature of the Chemical Bond" by Linus Pauling
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2005, 08:40:01 PM »
What makes you say that reading ahead can get you in trouble with professors?  I would think they'd appreciate ambition.

RyanJones

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Re:"The Nature of the Chemical Bond" by Linus Pauling
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2005, 01:15:55 PM »
What makes you say that reading ahead can get you in trouble with professors?  I would think they'd appreciate ambition.

Thats a good point, most like a show of initiative from their students :D Most take it s a sign you want to learn...

Cheers,

Ryan Jones
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Oldtimer

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Re:"The Nature of the Chemical Bond" by Linus Pauling
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2005, 02:00:39 AM »
Well it's like this. Say you know about molecular sieving and the topic isn't going to be covered that entire semester. Why confuse the class with something that isn't applicable to anything they can relate to?

It staggers the mindset of the progressional education process with extra material that isn't going to covered to a neccessary extent for comfortable understanding.
 

Chrataxe

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Re:"The Nature of the Chemical Bond" by Linus Pauling
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2005, 08:41:15 AM »
I haven't read it either but it was reccomended to me by my advisor.  I looked into buying it but it is expensive!!!  Its like $85 on amazon!

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