In the aftermath of the retagging event, there were three questions on the HSAB theory that were retagged. They are all rather bad and somehow cross-relate to each other. The questions I’m talking about are:

(I didn’t do a search to see if there are any more (and hopefully better) questions out there that we could link these to.)

I’m really not sure how I would want to deal with them; whether I want to vote to close, vote for two to be dupes of the third or just downvote and ignore … Or maybe write up a canonical (better) question/answer combination that we could then link these as dupes to.


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    $\begingroup$ Now I know at least what HSAB means. :D $\endgroup$
    – Wildcat
    Oct 3, 2015 at 15:02

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For me, the first is a duplicate of the second question.

The third question is a little bit different, as it might not be specifically about the principles of HSAB stuff, but needs to be answered with it. So for the third question, I would think of commenting, that the second question has an answer about HSAB and could be used to get some informations about the system in principle.


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