Maurice Loyal Huggins
(19 Sep 1897 - 17 Dec 1981)
Science Quotes by Maurice Loyal Huggins (1 quote)
The most stable arrangement for an assemblage of molecules is one in which the component atoms and groups are packed together so that (a) the distances between neighbors are close to the equilibrium distance, (b) each atom or group has as many close neighbors as possible, and (c) there are no large unoccupied regions. In other words, each structure tends to be as 'close-packed' as possible, consistent with the 'sizes' of its component atoms or groups.
— Maurice Loyal Huggins