Asteroid 6924, Fukui, was discovered October 8, 1993 by Kin Endate and Kazuro Watanabe at Kitami, Hokkaido, Japan. It has a period of 6 years, 88 days and is about 18 2/5 miles in diameter.

It was named for Japanese chemist Kenichi Fukui (1918-1997),who was awarded the 1981 Nobel Prize in chemistry for his frontier theory of chemistry, which showed that the electrons with the weakest bonds to their parent atom are very important to understanding chemical reactions. He shared the prize with Ukrainian-born American chemist Roald Hoffmann.

Kenichi Fukui

Astrologically, asteroid Fukui seems to indicate sex (Raymond Scott).

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