George Wang, a senior at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, recently made a discovery that disrupts a fundamental theory in chemistry.
He’s modest, and little shy about his finding, but Fazlur Rahman, his chemistry teacher at the high school in Oklahoma City, is ecstatic.
“It’s a wonderful feeling, isn’t it?” Rahman said. “That’s cool!”
George’s discovery came about because his teacher asked him to think outside the box.
Rahman was teaching about the Carbon atom, and its natural tendency to form four bonds, which he says is basic chemistry.