Is your mouth watering? It should be. That molecule at left is called ethyl formate *(C2H5OCHO), and it’s partly responsible for the flavors in brandy, butter, raspberries and rum. * * As for this one, it’s a solvent called n-Propyl cyanide (C3H7CN); not so tasty.* They’re both highly complex organics, and they’ve both been detected in space, according to [...]

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