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The Story of O

Roald Hoffmann

Crazy Like a Fox

Would it surprise me to see cyclic ozone, or an as-yet unknown, metastable, oxygen-containing radical in a biological system? Two years ago I would have said, "You're crazy." After the beautiful and exciting Scripps work of the past two years, I'd rather leave the final word to Marie Anne Pierrette Paulze Lavoisier, who in a recent play about the element, puts it simply: "Imagine!"

© Roald Hoffmann





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