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'ce' prepended to equations in url slug?

I asked a question, titled https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/636/reactions-of-metals-with-cehcl-ceh2so4-cehno3, and noticed that the formulas had 'ce' prepended to them in the url: ...
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"You earned a new privilege!" is misaligned

Compare Chemistry's new design: With another site (say Software Recommendations): It would be nice if it was easier to tell what privilege I earned, along with it being in alignment.
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Total posts awaiting review

Since graduation, I have observed a mismatch between the total posts awaiting review indicator in the upper right corner and the actual number of posts I see in the ...
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MathJax in the Android App

Has anyone else noticed issues with MathJax in the StackExchange app? I'm aware the comments and titles don't render MathJax automatically, but I've also seen questions where certain math expressions ...
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Design request - Can I please have the visited questions in a different color?

I thought I wouldn't like the new design, but what I can I say? I looove it! And I'm not gotta grow tired of it this soon. But...There's something that bothers me. I'm used to sleeping every night. (...
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Should the [homework] tag probably be removed from the suggestions when posting a new question?

I noticed that when asking a new question, a [homework] tag appears in the example list: as if the website promotes its usage. However, it's been deprecated for a long time, and it seems like it ...
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Mhchem broken on mobile

That's how it looks right now. I don't recall this being a problem earlier. It's like this on other questions as well. Link to the answer in question: https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/a/55285/...
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Wrong alignment or "floating" comment?

It is probably a minor issue, but I thought I should still bring it to the attention of the community... Jan's comment is a bit "off" Am I the only one seeing it?
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The new reputation sum in the new top bar is calculated incorrectly

I was very happy when I saw a sum of new reputation of 123, thinking I may have won a bounty or something and looking forward to another epic day. Then I opened the menu and saw this: I don’t know ...
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Formulae with charge and number of atoms (e.g. sulfate ion) aren't displayed properly

I just noticed that there is a problem when using mhchem to display structures such as sulfate's. According to its manual, they should appear as But using ...
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Extra spacing before mhchem super/subscripts

I'm not entirely sure if this is still the correct platform for mhchem issues, but I've noticed a mildly annoying extra space that occurs just before ...
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A question was put on hold, but gained an answer about thirty minutes later

I closed the following question at 2016-04-10 11:36:57Z as off-topic: https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/q/49269/4945 Yet about thirty minutes later, at 2016-04-10 12:05:02Z, it received an answer. ...
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links to my posts point to chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com instead of chemistry.stackexchange.com

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Is there a terminology contradiction about whether the conjugate of a strong acid is a "weak base"? When I fill out the form to ...
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Chemical formulas with fractional numbers are displayed wrongly

According to mhchem manual the following code \ce{0.5H2O} should produce the following result But it does not. Instead, I ...
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Plus-minus sign messes with mhchem's \pu command

The following bug report has been fixed, here is screenshot of the question in its original state. Explicit error values are usually given as an interval with $\pm$. When I try to typeset this with ...
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Bug in the favourite button

This is not a question. I am new to chemistry stack exchange and I don't know how I can report a bug. Hovering over the "favourite question" button always pops up a message saying"This is a favourite ...
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Watched tags not displaying

As you can clearly see [organic-chemistry] is a tag that I have been watching. However the first question in the image doesn't show up as watched. This behavior is not seen on Meta SE but seen on all ...
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Typo in the FAQ list

The FAQ list reads, in part: Some basics for people new to LaTeX. Inline formulas are surrounded by single dollar signs (f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c renders as $f(x)=ax^...
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Why did this post turn up in the first post review queue?

I was happily wasting my time here when I stumbled upon this post in the first post review queue: In case it’s not clear enough the damn thing seems to be a month old. It wasn’t there when I was in ...
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Why does chemistry markup (mhchem) fail on iOS app?

This is what chemical equations look like on the stack exchange iOS app: The same content works fine in Safari on iOS. Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug?
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The “Congratulations!” notice on the user profile page is not shown correctly

The “Congratulations!” notice on the user profile page is not shown correctly. In this case, the notice is about a new tag badge. A small part of it can be seen below the dark bar. I would have ...
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Wrong tooltip for vote buttons on questions

Due to an unknown mistake, the tooltips for the vote buttons now read Downvote this question if you find it unclear or not useful and Upvote this question if you find it clear and useful The ...
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Fine-tune footer CSS

While we are at the fine details of CSS, I'd say that sometimes there is some spacing missing above the footer. These are screenshots from the User > Activity page.
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Changes in UI mess with design of the "lab bench"

I don't know since when this appears the way it does, but it must have been rather recently. Originally the box on which the lab equipment sits was stretching in the green background (compare here, it'...
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Mhchem not enabled for mobile

It seems that the chemistry MathJax extension isn't enabled on mobile. Code on main: ...
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Nonconforming MathJax example on the Markdown Editing Help page

The Markdown Editing Help page on Chemistry Stack Exchange (https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/editing-help#latex) includes the following short example for the the use of MathJax: ...
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Wrong alternative invocation of MathJax

It is commonly known that MathJax can be invoked with $...$ for inline mode and $$...$$ for display mode. The more latex-like ...
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On mobile, mathjax fails to render \geqslant

When I was browsing the Hot Network Questions today, I came across this answer which on my iPhone 4S (iOS 9.1) looks like this: On my laptop it renders just fine, and I couldn't find any existing bug ...
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My user page is wider than my browser window in the new layout

There’s not much to be said about this: Figure 1: part of the page is shy and hiding behind the window’s frame. I believe in this day and age {CSS/web design/you tell me, I don’t actually do this ...
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Error on Help Page

Near the bottom of this page in our Help section, the dissociation of $\ce{HCl}$ in $\ce{H2O}$ is shown. However a resonance arrow is displayed rather than an equilibrium arrow. Since we're a ...
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Why is the box with chat options not visible on the main site?

I remember when I first joined this site, a box containing the active chat rooms would be visible on the right side of the home page of the site. However, currently all I can see is filters, tags and ...
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Minimum character change requirement during tag-edit

I recently tried to edit https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/33521/an-unkown-substance-present-in-urine-with-the-empirical-formula-ch4n2o to remove the incorrect tag (it has been done now). ...
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Accept mark moves a little bit in different states

I just noticed that the checkmark is in a slightly different spot in its two states: It's a little bit to the left when checked, and a little bit to the right when not. Could we have it stay in the ...
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Possible bug in newsletter?

February 6's newsletter had my question at the very end of its list (under the section "Can you answer these questions?"): It says, "answered by Oscar Lanzi". However, if you have a look at the ...
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So … I think I just reviewed the same reopen queue entry twice …

I love the review queue, and I especially rejoice when the rarer reviews are available. Today was one such day where the reopen queue made its appearance. Well, so I reviewed one edited closed ...
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Email after sending a community team message

I just sent a new community team message using the moderator action "Contact community team" from a user profile. After that, I received an email from Stack Overflow Technical Support to my ...
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Feed item in chat doesn't show the new Chem.SE logo

When a new feed item pops up in chat, the logo shown is the old beta on rather than the new logo Chem.SE got on graduation.
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Edit button below question is greyed out

I was trying to edit a question (to change some formatting), but the edit link was greyed out. The question I'm talking about : I need to find the Ka of a weak acid in titration with a strong base ...
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Chat welcome message missing the “Okay, I'll keep it in mind” button, hence can't be dismissed

Seems we have some bad styling in chat.chemistry. Here is my original question: Chat welcome message missing the "Okay, I'll keep it in mind" button, hence can't be dismissed Other ...
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Submitting a suggested edit for a tag, still results in a "Tag has no wiki summary, can you help us create it?" [closed]

This is a bug, because an "edit" (at least to the extent that the user can make it) has already been made. Is there anything that can be done to change this, perhaps for the first few days of the ...
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Some text is barely showing in answers in the tour due to MathJax formatting

Image 1 Image 2 I would suggest the last line is removed, or the max-height expanded to 190px. This would allow the gradient to take effect. Image 3 This cutoff ...
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mhchem in Android app configured differently

Bugreport. Take a look at How to write physical units in the Android app (I did with version 1.0.89), you will see that \pu does not render on Android, while it ...
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Hot chemistry question on main SE page doesn't show the new Chem.SE logo

I was just browsing the hot questions on the main SE page and I came across a chemistry question and the logo to the left of the question text showed the beta logo not the new logo assigned on ...
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Clumsy view of well-formatted questions: What to do?

Before you ask, I did see this. No problems should be there now, right? However, I ran into wierd (not to mention funny, I laughed for about 5 minutes non-stop) questions; take a look at the pic: The ...
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Broken markup on some questions (but the preview works)

In at least one questions ( How to compute molecular formula?) there is broken formatting, but only in the posted form. The preview view (if one were to try and edit it) shows what I believe is the ...
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Problem in rendering with arrow

Screenshots of MathJax text, CH3-CHOH ->[H2SO4][\Delta] CH2=CH2 while editing (lower stuffs are cropped): after editing, on post page (both stuffs are cropped)...
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Inconsistency in "Unanswered" category, when moving between pages

I've recently noticed a bug while selecting the option "Unanswered" in question's category (mobile device). Whenever I seelct it, the questions gets sorted on the basis of "Votes". ...
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Why all questions from tags I follow don't highlight as I suppose they should?

As you can see I follow the tag "thermodynamics". And only a few questions are highlighted. Why? I use: Chrome Version 76.0.3809.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)
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An answer a full hour after the question was closed? [duplicate]

There was a question closed today for being too homeworky. Closing happened ‘1 hour ago’ as of now. Right a few seconds ago, an answer to said question was posted (labelled with ‘1 minute ago’ right ...
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Badge not awarded even though it shows completion?

I recently checked into my profile and found that the "Curious Badge" showed progress completion and it showed 9/5 days, which was kind of peculiar. I don't know if I had actually completed ...