I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Is iron(iii) hydroxide equivalent to hydrated iron(iii) oxide?

I gave low-quality answers in the past. I am really sorry. But now I promise that will do a lot of research and hard-work before asking or answering QA, I also did not had enough reputations to post this to meta. I also think that I should not have banned from the site. Please review some of my answers in a few months and I hope that you would have a more professional attitude towards people on IRC, the social media, etc. I hope that this would help you to understand some things. Thanks for this site.: IUPAC name of aldehyde with two functional groups ; I was the first to answer this question, and I think I answered it pretty decently. But what is wrong, I was downvoted!

I also answered this question: "Bromobenzene" vs "bromophenyl" and this one:

Please I request to unblock/ remove ban. I am really intrested in chemistry, and I want to contribute. "The only way to end a posting block is to positively contribute to the site" but how can i contribute if i am blocked? "Begin by fixing your existing answers" what fixing? Firstly, they are old questions, and they were not answered very bad. Some I am not allowed to put here. Now ask questions without things added, if they are too long, reduce the questions.

No shit, sorry.

I was blocked for 24 hours because I didn't say "huh?", which the mods told me meant I didn't want to discuss the topic and I was trying to make a joke, which, actually, I was. I told them what I was trying to do, but that wasn't enough.

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    $\begingroup$ Right now, you only have 3 answers and 2 questions. I assume that you have a lot more deleted questions. Could you take a look at those questions? If you wish to ask for further help in editing said answers and can use chat, I can help with the fixing You can use this chat room to contact me. Just reply to the message you see there. $\endgroup$ May 26, 2021 at 13:28
  • $\begingroup$ @SafdarFaisal I can’t thank you enough $\endgroup$
    – user100905
    May 26, 2021 at 13:36
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    $\begingroup$ Could you enlighten me why did you make the answers Community Wiki? That didn't help, I'm afraid. If you deleted some of your questions, well, that's terrible idea. Don't use options you don't understand. $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    May 26, 2021 at 15:20
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    $\begingroup$ I am sorry to say but even both of your "marquee" answers are actually not that great. The first one is slightly incorrect and the second is not what the question is asking. $\endgroup$ May 26, 2021 at 15:26
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    $\begingroup$ chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/4190/… $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    May 26, 2021 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ I know, Now I realized my mistakes i will never repeat again 😭. I am deciding to delete this post as i am receiving a lot of downvotes. $\endgroup$
    – user100905
    May 26, 2021 at 15:29
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    $\begingroup$ @huzaifaabedeen Before you delete it, your excessive deleting of "stuff" is the major reason for your system ban. $\endgroup$ May 26, 2021 at 15:38
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    $\begingroup$ @huzaifaabedeen downvotes on meta just mean that the people don't agree with your statement. that doesn't mean you need to delete the post $\endgroup$ May 26, 2021 at 15:43

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As I mentioned in a comment (which I've now deleted): I'm afraid none of us can 'unban' you. It's a system ban, it's not somebody who personally chose to impose a ban on you. Please see: What can I do when getting "We are no longer accepting questions/answers from this account"?

But, you asked

Please review some of my answers

Ok, that I can do.

IUPAC name of aldehyde with two functional groups

Nomenclature answers are always going to be tough. On Chemistry SE, the de facto standard for IUPAC nomenclature is to directly quote the appropriate rules from the 2013 Blue Book, i.e. the official guide to organic nomenclature. This is exemplified by Loong's answer on that post. This kind of answer is very tough to come up with: firstly you need to have access to a copy of the Blue Book (non-trivial), secondly you need to have the willpower to read it (also non-trivial), and thirdly it is a book with 1,500 pages: you kind of need to know your way around it before you can figure out which rule is applicable.

Note that other sources such as Wikipedia or other websites often provide simplified descriptions of the rules, which may or may not be accurate. In general, there is no other source that correctly captures every rule in the Blue Book, apart from the Blue Book itself. This means that anything that isn't the Blue Book will pretty much fall short of the community's expectations.

Technically, your answer is also wrong: the locants '1' and '4' in butanedial do not need to be given. There is a rule in the Blue Book that explains this, but you missed out on it. This is precisely what I meant when I say that other sources may correctly explain some parts of the rules, but they may not be complete.

So, is this your fault? Well, it's not your personal fault for not being able to look up the Blue Book; but at the end of the day the fact is that your answer is not as good as Loong's. Thus, the votes fall the way they do. It's not a judgment of you as a person; it's just saying that your answer isn't correct. My really honest recommendation is: if you are not prepared to take on nomenclature questions in the way that I've indicated, just don't. Maybe it's a bit exclusive, but that's the way things are.

"Bromobenzene" vs "bromophenyl"

It seems that this has already been explained, but the point of the question is why one is called 'benzene', whereas the other is called 'phenyl'. Thus, the parts of your answer where you compare the two compounds bromobenzene and bromophenylethanol are irrelevant.

But, in fact, your third point

In Bromophenyl, a hydrogen from benzene ring is replaced by a functional group, in this case ethanol.

is relevant (although I would suggest to use the word 'group' or 'moiety' instead of 'functional group', because that group could be anything, with zero, one, or many functional groups). Also, the link you provided

the difference between Bromobenzene and Bromophenyl.

is also relevant. In particular, that link (surprisingly) contains a one-liner which is phrased a bit awkwardly, but actually explains the difference quite succinctly:

As nouns the difference between bromobenzene and bromophenyl is that bromobenzene is bromobenzene while bromophenyl is (organic chemistry) the univalent radical derived from bromobenzene by loss of a hydrogen atom.

However, this information shouldn't be hidden behind a link; you should put it in the answer itself, and provide a link to the source.

On top of that, you should contextualise this answer with respect to the original question which was posed; for example, highlighting the "bromophenyl" part in the bromophenylethanol compound, and showing that it's lacking one hydrogen compared to bromobenzene, would be part of a good answer.

The thing is that here we are all humans, and if an answer just provides a bunch of links, then it's not much better than a search engine which we could easily access. You should aim to give some unique insight, and engage with the OP's question in a way that a plain old machine can't. (Well, not yet, at least.)


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