I have been a scientist in the field of chemistry. I have been an academic, coincidentally, also in the field of chemistry. Some people may have even considered me to be a teacher in the field of chemistry. I definitely consider myself to have been a student in the field of chemistry.
While none of the above (strictly) applies to me anymore, I am generally interested in the field of chemistry (and I might be for some time; and in that sense I am a student*). For all intents and purposes, this will be the site to ask questions about chemistry for me. So I think I am also (still) part of the target audience.
The following is taken from the tour:
Chemistry is a question and answer site for scientists, academics, teachers and students in the field of chemistry. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working together to build a library of detailed answers to every question about chemistry.
This is not a real question, but rather a discussion I'd like to instigate. We have had the homework policy (with all the troubles it has had come with, see homework) for some time to protect us from too common and "effortless" questions. And there has always also been debate about that.
In my personal opinion we have never gotten around to establish any common ground of when a question becomes too basic to be answered here. Oftentimes such questions have been closed with the homework close reason. (In my role as a moderator, I have always been reluctant with close calls.)
Sometimes such questions get closed with reference to our general list of Resources for learning Chemistry; which I think is a more appropriate course of action.
For myself I have established an understanding, which I will also gladly express through voting. However, since some of my actions will take immediate effect, all other tools I can (=should) only use in the interest of our community.
Therefore I'd like to get a general feeling about who our current users are and what they think our target audience should be.
Please do not comment on this question; submit an answer instead. This way we can keep discussions related and close to each other. (It only needs 30 characters.)
*Student is a very broad term in the English language; almost everyone is covered by that, at least to my understanding, given some deeper interest in a or the subject (here: Chemistry).