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MINDS#4 – Our names are Linus, Robert and Walter

Our names are Linus, Robert and Walter

California, the 1950s – the golden age of molecular studies. Linus Pauling, considered the father of the chemical bond, worked with Robert Corey on the invention of the spherical model in which the radius of the molecules is proportional to the radius of its atoms. They were then joined by Walter Koltun, who improved the design by drawing inspiration from the game of croquet. The model was renamed CPK, from the initial letter of their surnames.