Under the well-answered, currently closed and on its way to be reopened (please vote!) question What is the products of a catalyzed reaction between Hydrogen Peroxide and Ethanolamine with Copper(II) Chloride? I've written an impassioned plea for reopening:
I'm voting to reopen because it's sufficiently related to space exploration to be of interest to readers of this site. Any rocket scientist or engineer will tell you that you must know the reaction products when designing a rocket. They enter into the thermodynamics and ISP calculation and into the materials choices for the nozzle. We have many well received questions about chemistry here, and reaction products feature regularly in questions and answers. There's no benefit to prevent answers to this question, and it presents a loss to future readers.
- Exhaust products of hypergolic propellants +7/-0, 2 answers
- What is producing the orange-brown smoke in the exhaust of some North Korean missiles? +7/-0, 4 answers
- How to predict reaction of propellants at chamber temperature and pressure? +3/-0, 1 answer
- How to calculate these engine parameters on my own? +4/-0, 2 answers
- How do you calculate what percent of hydrogen combustion is turned into heat vs pressure? +6/-0, 2 answers
- Is methylsilane CH6Si ever considered as fuel in rocketary? +6/-0, 1 answer
- How do rocket propellant combinations rank in terms of "brightness"? +10/-0, 1 answer
- Does peroxide spontaneously decompose when introduced into hot combustion chambers? +6/-1, 1 answer
All of these required reaction product-based chemistry answers. These are all chemistry questions because rockets are chemical reactions!
The question in question has several well-received answers, I'd like to maximize their visibility by removing the "stain" of closure and I'd also like to stop the needless blocking of answers that anybody might want to add in the future that the closure imposes.
- Should this question be reopened? (only three more votes required!)
- At what point does a question about what happens inside a rocket engine become absolutely off-topic here?
I wrote in the Pod Bay:
I think sometimes people see things like "Copper(II) Chloride" and have flashbacks of high school Chemistry, panic, and vote to close; "make it go away! make it go away!"