One hundred years of Lewis Chemical Bond!

@article{Arunan2016OneHY,
  title={One hundred years of Lewis Chemical Bond!},
  author={Elangannan Arunan and Eluvathingal D. Jemmis and Vijayanand Subramanian},
  journal={Journal of Chemical Sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={128},
  pages={1517-1518}
}
When a suggestion about a special issue on the Chemical Bond came to us from the Editor, we readily agreed. After nine months, we are pleased to present the special issue of the Journal of Chemical Science to celebrate the 100th year of the ‘electron pair bond’ proposed by G. N. Lewis.1 By any stretch of imagination of that period, this was a conceptual quantum jump, coming more than a decade ahead of quantum mechanics and the Schrödinger’s equation. However, the periodic table of elements was… 
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India e-mail: arunan@ipc.iisc.ernet.in; jemmis@ipc.iisc.ernet.in; subbu@clri.res.in

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