Roald Hoffmann

Roald Hoffmann

American chemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1981
I am a teacher, and I am proud of it. At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates, and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught first-year general chemistry.More Roald Hoffmann quotes [08/29/2011 03:08:52]
I learned English, my sixth language at this point, quite quickly.More Roald Hoffmann quotes [08/29/2011 03:08:21]
Alan Rocke's Image and Reality does so many things vividly and convincingly: it shows how visual images led chemistry step by step to the reality of the microscopic world; how simple portrayals of the logic of substitution and combination were reified; brings to our attention the imaginative, neglected work of Williamson and Kopp; and takes a critical look at Kekule's daydream. And it beautifully delineates the essential place the imagination has in science. A rewarding, lively picture of chemistry in formation.More Roald Hoffmann quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Knowing without seeing is at the heart of chemistry.More Roald Hoffmann quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Not every collision, not every punctilious trajectory by which billiard-ball complexes arrive at their calculable meeting places lead to reaction. ... Men (and women) are not as different from molecules as they think.More Roald Hoffmann quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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