Organic Live

Dec 1, 2021

6 min read

The Journey through the History of Chemistry Ends

Some (random) thoughts about what we learned along the way

I’ve been teasing the end of this series for a while now, and it feels weird to say it, but we’re here. Linus Pauling’s work formed the basis of modern chemical knowledge — it’s a little reductive, but for the most part, much of the research performed after that has simply developed his ideas further. I’m not trying to downplay any of the chemistry research that has followed (my PhD work certainly falls into that category), but the more I think about…