In 1939 Linus Pauling published one of the most important textbooks in the field of chemistry, "The Nature of the Chemical Bond". The work represented in the textbook led to Pauling's reception of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1954. While I have no delusions that this blog will, at some future date, win me the Nobel Prize, I do hope to share interesting ideas, cool chemistry, and my molecular musings in The Nature of the Chemical Blog.
Happy Birthday Dmitri Mendeleev
Russian chemist, born 1834, credited as being the primary creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements. Unlike other contributors to the table, Mendeleev predicted the properties of elements yet to be discovered.