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Acetylene at Uranus? What's JWST's evidence and current thinking of how it's possible?

I think part of the issue here is that you seem surprised to learn that JWST detected acetylene in the atmosphere of Uranus, as though this is both unexpected and merits a certain amount of skepticism ...
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Acetylene at Uranus? What's JWST's evidence and current thinking of how it's possible?

A compilation of the known compositions of the gas giant planets (by number density), compiled from several sources indicated in the table, is given Lodders 1. References cited in the table [2-6] are ...
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Molecule formation when an atomic gas cools down

It depends all on the reaction rates between all the $n$ different atoms and molecules. So you need to know all the $n\times n$ reaction cross sections in order to be able to solve the $n$ equations ...
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