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Questions regarding mixing dangerous chemicals (and doing stuffs they don't know and asking “What happens if … ?”). How to deal with them?

Examples: Chemical reactions (acids) with glycerol and possible small amounts of formaldehyde Mercury thiocyanate synthesis Homemade mineral water, or dangerous reaction? Will group 2 chlorides ...
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What additional steps do I need to take to change a title of a question back to the original title?

I wrote a question and a day later noticed the title had been edited by another user. The original title: When writing the net ionic equation, if one of the products ionizes, what is the most ...
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A chat group for close voting and deleting as well as sharing the reason to close

I've very recently hit 3000 rep here on Chem SE (yay me).. The great thing about 3000 rep is that you get access to close votes and can now close or open questions (opening normally done by mods). At ...
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Is there any option to follow a user?

Well i'm very new here. And i have already found some great people(like Safdar, Niley Ghosh,Martin, Waylander ). I want to follow them. Like to watch their work in free time. Is there any option to ...
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Tool or website for naming small organic molecules

I've been away from chemistry since after school, but once in a while I get back for sheer curiosity. Today, I stumbled about $\ce{HCONH_2}$, but couldn't find anything about it without knowing its ...
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This question isn't a duplicate, and should not have been closed on that basis

This question isn't a duplicate, and should not have been closed on that basis: Why exactly the vapor pressure decreases when a non-volatile solute is added to a pure solvent? The OP is asking for a ...
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How do I determine what category this question belongs in?

I just asked a question on Chemistry Stack Exchange titled "Carbonated Beverage Phenomenon." I was wondering whether this question belongs more in the chemistry or physics category. I ...
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Can outdated versions of answers be removed?

In this question I initially answered with a Google link, and drew a comment asking me to remove the link. I edited the answer with a different link to the reference, but the previous versions remain ...
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Authoritatively deleting cross questions

In specific reference to this question. A comment (by me) under Poutnik's post was deleted which was actually a counter question to the answer proposed by the method. My questions: Who have the ...
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Asking questions with eye-catching highlight

Recently I asked a question which included all of the researched data and added with reference. In the clutter, I wished to point out my question so that it's easy to answer. But, it seemed that the ...
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Why was my I'd and question deleted?

I posted this question here few hours ago, but my question and my I'd was blatantly deleted, I also posted one question earlier anonymously, however that question was also deleted. Can the mods ...
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What are options for type-setting high quality Lewis structures?

Textbooks in General Chemistry contain a lot of Lewis dot structures, with different styles (two dots or one line for lone pairs, placement of dots, angle between atoms, leaving out lone pairs, etc.). ...
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Glitch in monthly leaderboard

I noticed an interesting glitch (feature?) while looking at the monthly reputation league: Notice that the month reputation is greater than the total reputation, which should not be happening (unless ...
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A concise template for homework questions

TL;DR: A maniacal plan to boost my rep. If it is too long for you, then you probably have been here long enough and don't need to read it. This is just a post seeking to make newer users think a bit ...
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Badge not awarded even though it shows completion?

I recently checked into my profile and found that the "Curious Badge" showed progress completion and it showed 9/5 days, which was kind of peculiar. I don't know if I had actually completed ...
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Email after sending a community team message

I just sent a new community team message using the moderator action "Contact community team" from a user profile. After that, I received an email from Stack Overflow Technical Support to my ...
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Lack of intimation of possible software

This was a question and answer that was posted on Chem SE today. The answer was concise. However the lack of formatting hurts. The main issue stems from the fact that new users aren't intimated to the ...
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Gender-neutral language

The current (2019-10-10) version of the network-wide Code of Conduct emphasizes the use of gender-neutral language. This is not expected to be a significant change for Chemistry Stack Exchange since ...
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Problem in rendering with arrow

Screenshots of MathJax text, CH3-CHOH ->[H2SO4][\Delta] CH2=CH2 while editing (lower stuffs are cropped): after editing, on post page (both stuffs are cropped)...
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How do I attract more reopen votes?

I had got banned from asking questions from chemistry stackexchange at least a six months back and now I am looking to remove that ban from my profile. So, in this question which I had posted in chem ...
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Inconsistency in “Unanswered” category, when moving between pages

I've recently noticed a bug while selecting the option "Unanswered" in question's category (mobile device). Whenever I seelct it, the questions gets sorted on the basis of "Votes". ...
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Are there scripts and stats that can provide a measure of the rate of “abandonment” of posts?

Is there a script and maybe also old statistics on the response rate of OPs to reviewer comments? In other words, when I leave a comment below a question seeking additional information or requesting ...
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Why do questions posted on Chemistry.SE get automatically transferred to a different site?

When I was looking for an answer for my question Why does 1,4-diiodobenzene have a non-zero dipole moment? asked on the main site (a few days ago), I came across 'exactly' the same question posted on ...
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A clarification regarding the rejection of my recent edit

I apologize beforehand if this seems inappropriate, especially coming from a new user. Please view this link before I proceed: molecular orbital theory explaining molecular orbitals [P.S. : I've kept ...
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Custom close reason text for “homework”

Recently, Stack Exchange has allowed moderators to customise the wording that is associated with custom close reasons. Here I would like to focus on (by far) the most used close reason on the site, ...
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Is the chat room bot alive?

In the Main Chatroom Guidelines page it mentions a "ChemBot" which allows users to give various commands in chat. Is it still working? If not, can it be fixed?
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Nobody is answering my question [duplicate]

https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/a/135609?noredirect=1 The link above is my question. I asked a question, displayed my effort and asked for an explanation to my queries regarding naming aromatic ...
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What should be done if one “edit a closed question” and write a “completely new question” such that it gets reopened?

Assume X is an OP. He writes a question A which gets closed. Now, X has a history of writing poor quality questions. So, he cannot post more questions. He then decides to edit his closed question(A). ...
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Wrong tooltip for vote buttons on questions

Due to an unknown mistake, the tooltips for the vote buttons now read Downvote this question if you find it unclear or not useful and Upvote this question if you find it clear and useful The ...
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What's the best alternative to MathJax in titles and for one-off symbols?

My understanding is that we should avoid MathJax in titles because it breaks searching and indexing of questions. andselisk recently told me to avoid using $\beta$ ...
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What is the best way to explain what is considered an appropriate homework question?

Homework questions have such a confused reputation on this site (or it could just be me or my perception) that I thought it worth posting this question after revisiting the subject. This post is ...
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What about the question 'Does adding pure water affects Buffer Solution pH?' justifies its closure as homework?

In the following question I actually cannot see a plausible reason to apply the homework policy: Does adding pure water affects Buffer Solution pH? It is a quite basic question and the presented ...
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Yet another closure question

I don't understand why this question was closed as lacking focus: How can a thermometer ever show the actual temperature of an object if the object loses heat to the thermometer? It seemed focused ...
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Why has this user's reputation removed/deleted?

Note: I have nothing against this user. I am just trying to shed some light on this issue. User @One-Eye-Triangle's reputation has dropped down to 1. This change occurred after he/she has posted two ...
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Formatting Sandbox III: please test stuff here

Spoiler warning: Be aware that this page contains a lot of MathJax, so it will probably need quite a while to load completely. Sandbox II has become as clogged as Sandbox I was (and is), especially ...
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Why was this question closed for insufficient details/clarity?

Why was the question How does ph depend upon temperature closed for lack of details/clarity? I had no problem understanding the original question, but it was poorly written, so it received downvotes. ...
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What is wrong about my answer?

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: When we name an organic compound ,if there is double bond and a functional group which is now a substituent who has priority? I do not ...
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Reviewers changing the original question

Even I had this question in my mind., while searching I found out that someone has already asked, it has got 11k views but no proper answer yet, so I decided to improve the question and add my points ...
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Are regulatory pathways a subject for this site?

Is this question about chemistry? In the comments I tried to justify my close vote but after some thought I questioned where we should set the boundary between "chemistry" and "the surroundings". The ...
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Conditions for deleting a question?

I was trying to delete my question but not able to do so. Can someone tell me the conditions of deleting a question??
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frequent closure of questions as “off-topic” that do not seem to meet the published off-topic criteria

I see a lot of questions closed as "off-topic": Why does the concentration of the acid equals that of the base at the mid-point of titration? Why exactly is a fluoride anion a stronger base than ...
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I'd like to change the meta post about posting a home work question. Yea or nay?

I have disliked a certain aspect of the meta-post about the home policy for a long time. So I'd like to propose a change. The meta-post in question: How do I ask homework questions on Chemistry Stack ...
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Why is rendering of this pu markup weird?

$\pu{1.08378‬0 mol}$ renders as $\pu{1.08378‬0 mol}$ I think mhchem renders \pu.
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How to render a square-scheme reaction using MathJax?

I'm try to write a square-scheme reaction using MathJax. Until now I managed this one. ...
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Good idea(?) for editing meta post: “How can I format math/chemistry expressions here?”

I want to edit the meta post How can I format math/chemistry expressions here? to make the page easier to navigate. My suggestion would be to take the large answer and break it into multiple answers ...
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Number of characters in edits

Sometimes in edits, you can give the clarification for your changes as " added xx characters to body." Where is the character count visible on screen? I can not find it from the mobile website.
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How to change an unintentional Community Wiki into a normal answer?

I have accidentally turned one of my answers into a Community Wiki. What can I do turn it into a normal answer?
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How should I ask questions on study preparation and book recommendations?

I asked a question in Chemistry StackExchange about mathematical and physical fundamentals that one should know before learning physical chemistry but it keeps getting closed as it appears to be ...
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Is it realistic to expect a new user to use mathjax & mhchem?

This was discussed at least once before. Do we really need to badger everyone to use MathJax for chemical formulas? I'd pm the moderator if I could, but I know of no other way to raise the issue and ...
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Is there a way to use the markup to put an image into a cell of a table?

LOL - Maybe I should be more specific and ask for an easy way. I've got a feeling that the way that it can be done will be nasty.

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