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Linus Pauling

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 was the first person to understand and explain how atoms bond with each other to form molecules. He won two Nobel prizes during his life: One for his work in chemistry and the other for his efforts at stopping nuclear weapons testing.


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