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Roald Hoffmann
July 18, 1937 -
Nationality: Polish
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: Polish Scientist

I learned English, my sixth language at this point, quite quickly.


I am a teacher, and I am proud of it. At Cornell University I have taught primarily undergraduates, and indeed almost every year since 1966 have taught first-year general chemistry.


One day I discovered that one could get the barrier to internal rotation in ethane approximately right using this method. This was the beginning of my work on organic molecules.


I came to a happy Jewish family in dark days in Europe.


Our part of Poland was under Russian occupation from 1939-1941.


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