Title and Description Page
Early Days in England 1
Parents. Siblings. First schooling in chemistry. Attainments at the University of Liverpool. War-time service. Work with explosives. "The 1851 Fellowship."
Studies at Princeton University 4
Hugh Taylor. The juncture of physical chemistry with organic chemistry.
Teaching at New York University 4
Assistant professor. The qualities of Arthur E. Hill. Measurements of reaction rates.
Teaching and Research at John Hopkins University 5
Colleagues. Teaching interests. The Mechanism of Homogeneous Organic Reactions. Free radicals. F. A. Paneth and W. Hofeditz. Mrs. Rice. Outside consulting. Karl Herzfeld, Harold C. Urey, and Francis Bichowsky.
Two Decades at Catholic University 9
Reasons for accepting assignment there. Role of the archbishop. Drastic changes in the chemistry department.
Research Interests 11
Bivalent carbene. Free radicals. Current research endeavors.
Familial and Professional Reminiscenses 14
Mrs. Rice's education. How she met Frank Rice. Edward Teller. Opposition to the theory of free radicals. Cyril Hinshelwood. Emphasis upon the quality of teaching.
Bichowsky. Urey. Herzfeld.
Science in Catholic Institutions of Higher Learning 20
Why science lagged in these institutions. Rice's role in upgrading the teaching of science in Catholic colleges and universities.
The Laidler Controversy 21
The battery additive, ADX. Controversy over its effectiveness. The role of Laidler in this affair. The chemistry department of the Catholic University dissociates itself from Laidler. The resolution of the affair.