How do I write $\ce{C_{2}{v}}$ properly in Latex so that the "2" and the "v" are both subscripted on the same subscript line? If I write it as $\ce{C_{2v}}$ (\ce{C_{2v}), I get an down-arrow symbol replacing the "v".

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    $\begingroup$ Try using just $ $ instead of \ce{}. $\endgroup$ Nov 1, 2014 at 1:02
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, that fixed it! $\endgroup$
    – ron
    Nov 1, 2014 at 1:07
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    $\begingroup$ The axis should be written in italic. Do not use the mhchem environment when not writing formulas - it is still actively developed and the might introduce new features, that ruin your intended layout. If you want non italics, use \mathrm instead. In you case, it should be written as $C_{\mathrm{2v}}. $\endgroup$ Nov 5, 2014 at 14:24

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Put an extra brace around the v: \ce{C_{2{v}}}



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