Henry A. Bent
Henry A. Bent (December 21, 1926 – January 3, 2015) was a professor of physical chemistry who studied molecular orbitals to develop atomic hybridization and valence bond theories. Bent's rule, which predicts the orbital hybridization of a central atom as a function of the electronegativities of the substituents attached to it, is named for him.
Henry A. Bent
|Died||January 3, 2015 (aged 88)|
|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D. 1952)|
|Awards||George C. Pimentel Award in Chemical Education (1980)|
|Institutions||University of Connecticut University of Pittsburgh (1989-92)|
In thermodynamics he developed a global approach now known as "entropy analysis" for the entropy component of thermodynamic free energy in relation to the second law of thermodynamics and the spontaneity of various chemical processes.
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