Mathjax 2.0 supports the mhchem extension. Could we enable it? It will save us lots of time in typesetting chemical formulae.

How to enable the extension


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The chemistry extension has been enabled - let us know if you see any issues.

  • $\begingroup$ Would it be easy to make the font inside \ce environments a bit smaller to bring it in line with the default font on the site? The extension is great for chemical equations, but the inline formulas look a bit out of place using a different font and being larger than the rest of the text. $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2012 at 6:02
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    $\begingroup$ Do you have an example @MadScientist - please provide a link. $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2012 at 6:04
  • $\begingroup$ In this question and one of the answers you can see inline chemical formulas, they are noticeably bigger than the surrounding text. Though, on looking at it a bit more it's probably the different font that makes them stand out so much. $\endgroup$ Apr 27, 2012 at 6:07
  • $\begingroup$ @geoff Mhchem isn't loading on the mobile site :/ $\endgroup$ May 5, 2012 at 17:06
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    $\begingroup$ @Mad doesn't all mathjax look too big? $\endgroup$ May 5, 2012 at 17:11

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