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.
Oxidation State and Phone Number
Man: Could you tell me the oxidation state of this atom, and your phone number?
Woman: +3 and No.