Linked Questions

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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

Chemistry is scheduled for an election starting next week, October 3rd. In connection with that election, we will be hosting a Q&A here for candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of ...
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How do I ask homework questions on Chemistry Stack Exchange?

Mainly copied from https://physics.meta.stackexchange.com/q/714/7433 What is the policy on asking homework questions on Chemistry Stack Exchange? What kinds of questions are considered homework ...
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2016 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Can we please be friendlier at least in the beginning?

I am a PhD in Chemistry, who graduated from a top 20 university in the US, failed to find a job in the field and moved to CS. Chemistry field doesn't have much of job security, so that was a good ...
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What *is* a 'homework question'?

This is going to be a bit of a long post, please bear with me. (And no TL;DR's ಠ_ಠ) A decaffeinating story Once upon a meta post, a legend from the realm of Manly soil rose and said: Let's ...
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Should we allow data questions?

Should we allow questions of the form "what's the <numerical value> of <compound>"? Eg: Is the specific heat ...
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What should be done with "Is my calculation correct ?"-type questions?

I see many questions where the OP just asks whether his or her calculation is correct . These type of questions will most likely not be helpful to the majority . The questions pertain to a specific ...
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Let's not close questions as homework except for blatantly obvious cases (at least for a while)

Overview There has been some concerns lately about whether we close too much. So we start giving leniency a chance. Scroll down to What we do to get to the fun part. Read the rest if you're interested....
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Gaps to Fill Without a 'Homework' Close Reason -- Overview

I realize this 'homework' topic has been discussed before, tiringly so, but please Paddington with me. I'll try to attack it from a different angle. If you're not all caught up, check these previous ...
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What to do about rudimentary questions?

I've come across a number of questions in the past week or so, often in the review queues, that require an answer that's exposition of this or that rudimentary aspect of chemistry (example). In many ...
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The policy of excessively closing questions

Nowadays I find more and more of my questions being closed and I don't understand why. I've got the impression that acquiring knowledge isn't the priority here anymore, but rather following some ...
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Homework questions which asks for alternate solution

I am asking if I can post some homework questions which asks for alternate solutions. Why do I need alternate solution? It's because the solution I have might be too long or I might be wondering ...
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Is "Lack of Research" enough reason to close a question?

As everyone who's spent a couple of minutes moderating Chem.SE knows, the bread and butter of the close reasons is homework. I really want to stop this, for reasons discussed and agreed upon before. ...
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Policy on questions in basic mediums

Let's sit down and have a talk. Recently, we're closing a lot. 1 A good portion of the "offending" posts have been questions that either touch very basic concepts of chemistry, or are ones that you ...
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What infomation is enough for chemical safety?

I've seen a number of questions where I get a nervous Nellie reaction. This is one. I doubt that the average experimenters know: eye protection should be used. Experimenters know how to and are ...

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