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The Cosmic Ice Laboratory - Cometary Molecules

The Cosmic Ice Laboratory - Cometary Molecules


Molecules with Two Atoms
CN
cyanide radical
CS
carbon monosulfide
CO
carbon monoxide
C2
diatomic carbon
CH
methylidyne
NH
imidyl radical
OH
hydroxyl radical
S2
diatomic sulfur
SH ?
mercapto radical
SO
sulfur monoxide
NS
nitrogen sulfide
NO ?
nitrous oxide
N2+ CO+ CH+ OH+
  CN+ H2  


Molecules with Three Atoms
H2O
water
HDO
monodeuterated water
H2O18
oxygen-18 water
CO2
carbon dioxide
C3
triatomic carbon
H2S
hydrogen sulfide
NH2
amidogen radical
SO2
sulfur dioxide
HCN
hydrogen cyanide
HNC
hydrogen isocyanide
HCO
formyl radical
OCS
carbonyl sulfide
H2O+ HCO+ CO2+
H2S+ CS2
carbon disulfide
CN2 ?


Molecules with Four Atoms
C2H2
acetylene
H2CO
formaldehyde
H2CS
thioformaldehyde
NH3
ammonia
HNCO
isocyanic acid


Molecules with Five Atoms
HCOOH
formic acid
HCC-CN
cyanoacetylene
CH4
methane


Molecules with Six Atoms
CH3OH
methyl alcohol
CH3CN
methyl cyanide
HC(O)NH2
formamide


Molecules with Seven Atoms
HC(O)CH3
acetaldehyde


Molecules with Eight Atoms
C2H6
ethane
HC(O)OCH3
methyl formate


Molecules with Ten Atoms
(OH)CH2CH2(OH)
ethylene glycol


Other Species
silicates uncharacterized
hydrocarbons
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