New research shows how a simple molecule called ortho-benzene helps form larger, more complex organic molecules at the core of frigid gas clouds in deep space.
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Hey editors at Space.com!
****This article has a major error in it. ****
I'm an organic chemist. As I was reading I was like this doesn't make any sense, but this is the science I do for a living. So I brought up the article that it is based on. The reactive species that this article is about is not "ortho-benzene
" its ortho-BENZYNE
. Theres a major, major difference.
(Weird thing is combining ortho
like this is *close* to a coherent concept; so maybe you can see how someone would make the mistake, but that kinda makes it worse. Kind of like writing about "black wholes" or "starboats" or something.)