I am new to this site. I just want to know that if my question/doubt is of low level, i.e, from high school, is it ok to post it or not?

  • $\begingroup$ Hi, I improved the wording a bit. I hope it's ok with you. Please feel free to make changes as you deem necessary. Thank you! $\endgroup$ Mar 31, 2018 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ More or less dupe of chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3965/… and chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/3130/… $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Mar 31, 2018 at 16:08
  • $\begingroup$ @GaurangTandon thank you again sir :) $\endgroup$ Mar 31, 2018 at 17:43
  • $\begingroup$ I'm sure this question is a duplicate of the first linked post, but since, the other part of this post talks about "high school level problems", I'm not sure if we can close this as a dupe of the second linked post, considering that that post's conversations took place before our previous homework policy was removed. It'd be best if OP edits their post to focus their question on high school level problems only. $\endgroup$ Apr 1, 2018 at 11:00
  • $\begingroup$ @user190625 (see comment above) Please edit your post to focus on high school level problems only, as the first part has been directly addressed in chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com/q/3965/5026 $\endgroup$ Apr 1, 2018 at 11:00

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I'd argue that as long a question requires some thought to answer and the user shows some effort in attempting to determine that thought process, there really isn't such a thing as too low level of a question.

Some questions that don't require some thought (or anything beyond googling the answer) would be things like straight definitions, looking for random numeric values for certain compounds, etc.

The one thing I might look out for in asking a "low level" question is giving the context of how far along you are in learning chemistry. If you don't specify what you know, you can wind up getting an answer thats beyond your current level (ideally, questions will get answers at different levels anyway, but just to ensure you have a better chance of getting the answer you are looking for).


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