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By George A. Olah, Thomas Mathew

The autobiography of a Nobel Prize winner, this booklet tells us approximately George Olah's interesting examine into tremendous powerful superacids and the way it yielded the typical time period "magic acids." Olah publications us via his lengthy and noteworthy trip, from Budapest to Cleveland to la, with a stopover in Stockholm. This up to date autobiography of a Nobel Prize winner George A. Olah:

  • Chronicles the prestigious profession of a chemist whose paintings in a extensive variety of chemistry parts, and such a lot significantly that during methane chemistry, ended in applied sciences that effect the processing and application of different fuels
  • Is in accordance with Olah's paintings on tremendous powerful superacids and the way they yielded the typical time period, "magic acids"
  • Details occasions because the book of the 1st variation in 2000
  • Inspires readers with information on Dr. Olah's winning contemporary study on methanol, meant to assist offer an answer to "the oil problem"

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At all levels of science education, the clarity of presenting facts and concepts is of great importance but should not be at the expense of accuracy. This is not easy, because science should be also presented as a fascinating, dynamic, and challenging topic that should catch the attention of children and adults alike and inspire them to follow up with more detailed studies and reading. This perhaps explains my lifelong devotion to science and teaching alike. The twentieth century was considered the century of science and technology.

Olah with Thomas Mathew. © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Published 2015 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 21 22 ♦ A L I F E O F M A G I C C H E M I S T R Y as chemical bonding. In the strict sense, no such thing as the “chemical bond” exists, only atoms held together by sharing electrons in some way. The highest probability of the location of electrons between atoms is depicted by the chemist by two-, three-, or multicenter bonding (sharing electrons). The transformation of molecules and compounds by various changes leads to new and different molecules.

P E R S P E C T I V E S O N S C I E N C E ♦ 19 There are many other examples of interrelationship. “Symmetry,” for example, is of fundamental importance in the sciences and arts alike. It plays a key role in our understanding of the atomic world as well as the cosmos. The handedness of molecules with nature selecting one form over the other contributes fundamentally to the evolution of living organisms. Symmetry also plays a significant role in typographical number theory in mathematics. ” At the same time there is a key role of symmetry in the arts expressed by varying examples from the fascinating paintings and graphics of Escher to Bach, who in some of his sonatas managed two (or more) musical lines going simultaneously, in a way creating a musical symmetry effect.

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