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Linus Pauling was an American chemist who lived between 1901-1994. He was the first person to apply quantum mechanics to chemistry, and made great progress in the field of molecular biology.
Pauling first explained how atoms combine to form molecules and the nature of the chemical bond. He also invented the concept of electronegativity, and solved the mystery behind sickle cell anemia disease.
After the second World War, Pauling became a proponent of global peace, and won his second Nobel Prize for efforts to stop nuclear testing.
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