Linked Questions

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2019 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Chemistry is scheduled for an election next week, April 29. In ...
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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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2019 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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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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Policy on AMIRITE questions

Intro Consider two likely scenarios: Q: How many grams of $\ce{O2}$ are there in one mole of oxygen gas? I know that O is 16, so it should be 16 grams, AMIRITE? Please halp ugrant kthxbye ...
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Should we stop using the homework tag? [duplicate]

Related: Should we have a homework tag? Currently, our homework policy mentions: 4. Use the homework tag Use the homework tag on your question, in addition to any other tags that identify the ...
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Are hints more appropriate for comments or answers?

A recent post has garnered the attention of a 'hint' which was inserted into the form of an answer. By definition, a hint is not a solution to a question though it may lead to one. I believe that ...
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Thanks for being more diligent about homework questions!

By and large, our resident scholars-in-training have been doing a commendable job with including their initial attempts in the homework problems that have been posted. I'm pleased that new users to ...
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Does the tag "General" serve any purpose?

general has 20 questions associated with it. I think it was originally intended to refer to general chemistry, but I don't think it's really important in that designation, either. Pretty much any ...
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Homework vs. home-experiment: double standards?

I'm a great supporter of the homework tag and I think it's fair to demand that OPs are required to show that they have thought about the underlying concepts before an answer is presented. Lately, ...