A dream come true
It's raining beer (and 'Pride, too!)
A British rocket scientist with a sideline in High Altitude Ballooning (HAB) tomfoolery will tomorrow push the envelope of space endeavour by attempting to send a pint of London Pride bitter into the stratosphere. When he's not boffining it up down at European Astrotech, Chris Smith can be found propping up the bar of his …
I fear I may have been misunderstood. Presumably, if there is unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine, there is also symmetrical dimethylhydrazine (or simply dimethylhydrazine, one supposes). I'm guessing these two have very different chemical properties, particularly when it comes to relieving oneself of tiresome relations.
However, why is it called "unsymmetrical" and not "asymmetrical"? Or is there a technical/chemical difference hidden in this unusual nomenclature?
There will be a particular reason for the nomenclature, but I'm not a chemist so I'm not sure what it is. however, a quick look at wikipedia shows that unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine, and it's symmetrical cousin have different structures:
Apparently the only use for the symmetrical stuff is inducing colon cancers in experimental animals, which I think we can all agree is far less fun than using the unsymmetrical stuff in rocket fuel.
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