Organic Live

Nov 1, 2021

5 min read

Chemistry’s Embrace of the Occult

Gilbert N. Lewis puts a theory of chemical bonding into pictures while sending the number 8 into chemistry canon

The last session ended with the discovery of this . If I could personify the nature of an atom for a minute: it seems atoms are most comfortable when they have obtained 8 valence electrons. (I hope I just made my high school English teacher proud with my literary device usage.)