Download PDF by George A. Olah, Thomas Mathew: A life of magic chemistry : autobiographical reflections

By George A. Olah, Thomas Mathew

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ISBN-13: 9781118839904

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The autobiography of a Nobel Prize winner, this publication tells us approximately George Olah's attention-grabbing learn 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 large diversity of chemistry parts, and so much significantly that during methane chemistry, ended in applied sciences that effect the processing and software of other fuels
  • Is in keeping with Olah's paintings on super powerful superacids and the way they yielded the typical time period, "magic acids"
  • Details occasions because the e-book of the 1st version in 2000
  • Inspires readers with information on Dr. Olah's profitable fresh study on methanol, meant to assist supply an answer to "the oil problem"

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In 1828, Wohler prepared urea by the rearrangement of ammonium cyanate (an inorganic salt) in aqueous solution upon heating. Up to this time, “organic” com¨ pounds had been obtained only from living organisms. Wohler and Liebig’s work preparing a whole series of these compounds by combining organic and inorganic components fundamentally changed this situation. Organic chemistry, that is, the chemistry of carbon compounds, emerged and gained ever-increasing significance. Liebig’s students followed and greatly extended this new trend.

When hydrogen is burned up in the nuclear furnace of a star, helium burning takes over, forming carbon, which in turn leads to oxygen, etc. , lead to heavier elements. Chemists are satisfied how atoms of the different elements could form from the initial enormous energy of the big bang explosion, without, however, the need to concerning themselves with the reason for its origin. Atoms subsequently can combine into molecules, which in turn build increasingly complex systems and materials, including those of the living systems.

For nearly half a century, Mendeleev’s periodical table remained an empirical compilation of the relationship of the elements. Only after the first atomic model was developed by the physicists of the early twentieth century, which took form in Bohr’s model, was it possible to reconcile the involved general concepts with the specificity of the chemical elements. Bohr indeed expanded Rutherford’s model of the atom, which tried to connect the chemical specificity of the elements grouped in Mendeleev’s table with the behavior of electrons spinning around the nucleus.

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