Volume 94 Issue 46 | p. 39 | ACS Comments
Issue Date: November 21, 2016

Pride in our past

By John E. Adams, Disctrict V Director
Department: ACS News
Keywords: ACS, Comment

Chemistry has a deep and rich history, and whoever you are and wherever you live, there’s a chemical story to tell.

As chemists, we are all part of that history, and we’re connected to it in multiple ways. My academic great-grandfather (the Ph.D. adviser to my adviser’s adviser) was Linus Pauling, one of the giants of 20th-century American chemistry. His academic great-grandfather was Wilhelm Ostwald, a European chemist of catalysis fame. We can’t all be . . .

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