Linked Questions

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When should I write a symbol in italic type, when upright? [duplicate]

I sometimes get confused with scientific notation. Sometimes things are in italic font, sometimes in upright font. I know that it is $\ce{H2O}$, not $H_2O$. But is it $e$ or $\mathrm{e}$? Is it $pK_a$ ...
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Hidden points of editing you probably didn't know

Making a good edit is hard. On Chem.SE, we (would/should/could) care about the finest points of formatting. There are basic points of editing many editors know about: Put some fancy MathJax/ $\mathrm\...
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FAQ: How can I format math/chemistry expressions on Chemistry Stack Exchange?

On Chemistry Stack Exchange, MathJax is used to typeset mathematical equations. MathJax's syntax is very similar to LaTeX, so if you have used LaTeX before, almost everything you are used to will work....
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2015 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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Comment Templates

Guidance is pretty important, and I'm going to write a meta post in some other meta about it soon. Long story short, if it weren't about guiding users, I wouldn't be writing this and you wouldn't be ...
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Should we use italicized chemical formulas or non-italicized chemical formulas?

Seems like someone has gone on a bizarre edit spree, deciding to randomly change $K_4[Fe(CN)_6]$(K_4[Fe(CN)_6]) to $\ce{K4[Fe(CN)6]}$(...
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On formatting electron configurations

I usually pay a very high attention to the formatting of anything I write, especially to the mathematical notation, because in my opinion it is really important. Of course, the most important thing in ...
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What is the standard LaTeX depiction of G “naught”?

A user today wrote $G^0$ (G^0) to indicate standard Gibbs energy. I quickly edited it to $G^\circ$ (G^\circ) instead as that's ...
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Your edit gets rejected, then the reviewer who rejected the edit does essentially your edit…?

I have done some edits to questions, here and on other stack exchanges, and some have been rejected. That is perfectly alright. What is annoying to me though is when my edit is rejected and then the ...
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A link to common notation and symbols on the Tour page

Most new joiners do not know about the tools for mathematical and chemical formatting provided by Chemistry.SE. The Tour page details out the core concept of asking questions very well, but I feel ...
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Bringing Helping Users Format Their Posts (HUFTP) to a whole new level

Behold A new chatroom is approaching $\ldots$ (It already approached and you weren't there to celebrate) Rightfully named $(L_A)\TeX/\mathcal{M}_{ath}\mathrm{J}^a\mathrm{x}$ help, this is a chatroom ...
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Is HTML banished?

Sorry if the question was already discussed, but it’s IMHO unlikely, given (mhchem) tag without a wiki. I’m new here, as a post writer. Today I saw my post edited by a high-rep user. The main intent ...
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What to do if mathrm is hugging physical units?

There was some consensus about how to write physical units from mid-2016 onwards on Chem.SE, as apparent from this post. However, it seems like the damage had already been done by that time. I say so ...
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What does “We are no longer accepting questions from this account” mean?

Why am I getting this notification "we are no longer accepting questions from this account"?
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Standard LaTeX notation of SN, multiple acid dissociation constants, and electronic effects

I find these inconsistencies a lot in older posts and till now haven't found a suitable response, so I decided to post eventually. SN notation: I have found three popular notations for this: $S_N2$ <...

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