FIG. 21L ANTHRACENE
Anthracene has not yet been examined dairvoyantly but we give a suggested model of it. Fig. 204.
ALPHA AND BETA NAPHTHOL Cl6H,OH
These compounds are derivatives of the double ring compound. Naphthalene.
In alpha and beta naphthol we have hydroxyl OH groups attached at one corner of the molecule, the only difference being that in alpha naphthol the OH is at the top and in the beta compound at one side. Fig. 212.
In the description given by Mr. Leadbeater he says that the six funnels where the Oxygen are attached seem to flatten and make a cushion on which the Oxygen rests as on a brush. The Oxygen seems to be pulled down by the funnels.
In the alpha variety the two rings are distorted a little. They are pulled sideways and the second one, that with the Oxygen attached, is a little elongated. In the beta form the second ring is pulled still more to the side and bent upward. The whole thing is revolving, but in the beta form is more wobbly as if it had a double axis.
These molecules give an uncomfortable feeling of strain. They are not sym-
Each of the angles of the hexagon ring may have a magnetism of its own and this may account for the OH attaching itself to one corner rather than another.
There is an interesting note here by Mr. JinarSjadSsa, who says that speaking from memory he placed the OH of beta naphthol at one corner of the molecule but that Mr. Leadbeater said that it was at another corner. This proved to be in accordance with scientific theory.
metrical and seem unnatural.
ALPHA and BETA NAPHTHOL CI0H7OH
FIG. 212. ALPHA AND BETA NAPHTHOL CxoH,OH
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