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Why was my question so quickly closed as too broad? I really don't see how it is

Why would tellurium + sodium hydroxide have been a good gasoline additive (if it wasn't so smelly)? was quickly and unilaterally closed. I'd removed the second question but then there was an ...
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Is this question fit to be open now?

This question was closed as "Not focused". I have since then edited and simplified. Asking only one aspect now. Is this now fit to be opened?
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What details do I need to add to my question?

I asked a question today and then the question was closed stating that I need to add more details. To me, the question is perfectly clear, so I'm probably missing what information is missing. Could ...
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Why was my question closed?

Why is fluorine a oxidising agent? No reason was giving for closing the question, to me the questions seems quite clear. And also in the future I request the mods to provide appropriate reason for ...
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Can specifics on why this question was closed be explained?

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Is there an algebraic reason why 1/t is proportional to initial rate? I posted this and it was almost immediately closed. I can not think of ...
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How to improve this question to have "more focus"?

A question about teaching which requests Two elements that make XY2 and XY4 molecules was recently closed as "Needs more focus": Needs more focus - if your question has many valid answers (...
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Custom close reason text for "homework"

Recently, Stack Exchange has allowed moderators to customise the wording that is associated with custom close reasons. Here I would like to focus on (by far) the most used close reason on the site, ...
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What should be done if one "edit a closed question" and write a "completely new question" such that it gets reopened?

Assume X is an OP. He writes a question A which gets closed. Now, X has a history of writing poor quality questions. So, he cannot post more questions. He then decides to edit his closed question(A). ...
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How should I ask questions on study preparation and book recommendations?

I asked a question in Chemistry StackExchange about mathematical and physical fundamentals that one should know before learning physical chemistry but it keeps getting closed as it appears to be ...
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Can someone explain why this question was closed?

Why are enzymes required for so many biochemical reactions? The question was closed as being “too broad,” but it specifically intended to be a big picture question. Any more specificity loses the ...
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Please reopen my question about the precise definition of standard molar entropy

I asked the following question, which after some time was closed on the basis that it should "focus on one problem only": What is the precise definition of standard molar entropy? The last close ...
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What should happen to the unanswered duplicates after a newer duplicate of that question is answered?

The title is probably a little hard to grasp, so let me explain what I mean with an example. I'll make it a very specific example, which will ignore other closing criteria for the sake of simplicity. ...
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When a ninth grader asks a question

Someone asked the question "What is the mass of ozone present in 10.6 g of Na2CO3?". On the user page of the OP, it says "a typical ninth grader". Shouldn't a ninth grader by able to ask a question ...
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I think this question was incorrectly put on hold

I think this question was incorrectly put on hold: For the reaction A<----->B + C The reason given was: "Homework questions must demonstrate some effort to understand the underlying concepts." ...
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It makes no sense to me that this question about thermodynamics was closed as being physics rather than chemistry

Several users voted to close this question, Pressure-dependence of electrolysis voltage, in which the OP asked for help identifying the flaw in an electrochemical perpetual motion machine. I gather ...
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Is the question about a theory that predicts pKa values based on structure really 'too broad'?

It has come to my attention that the following question was put on hold as being too broad: Is there a reliable chemical theory that predicts pKa based on structure? While I initially commented that ...
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What feedback does the OP receive when there are multiple close reasons?

As the fifth person to vote to close a question, I saw three different reasons given (too broad, unclear, homework). I agree with all of them, so I thought the OP would receive good feedback. When I ...
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So your final answer to "What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it?" is... nothing?

I have read your page "What if I disagree with the closure of a question? How can I reopen it?" because I find the "put on hold" decision about the page "Can we predict that a atome/ion/molecule is ...
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My question was closed as too broad, I edited it as directed, but nothing happened

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"? The original version of my post ...
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Why was my question about redox reactions off topic?

There's an old question of mine which - as I just found out - has over 5k views at the moment. Now the question is kind of stupid, since I didn't have much experience when asking it. It's this one: ...
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Edited closed question will not show in question queue?

I am trying to clean up my questions to reopen, but they are not showing up in the search or on my profile. Can CO2 be cracked by electrolysis?
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Recent close statistics

The data speaks for itself: $$\begin{array}{c|c|c|c} \hline \text{Time span} & \text{Number of questions} & \text{Number of questions closed} & \text{Close percentage} \\ \hline \pu{90 d}...
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If "Resources for learning Chemistry" doesn't cover resources for learning specific chemistry, should we really close these questions as duplicates?

A while ago we made an attempt at creating a list for resources to learn chemistry. And while we have come a long way already, I think we are still far from complete. In the past it served us very ...
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I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's based on false premise

According to the closed question statistics the most used custom close reason with 12 occurrences in the last 90 days was: I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's based on false ...
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Shouldn't the OP be notified if his/her question is put on hold or closed or edited?

I recently asked a question which was put on hold. I was not notified of it being put on hold. I was always notified if my question had any answer or comment. If I had received the notification, I had ...
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Two years later …

Our site is now approximately five years old and it has come a long way since then. About two years ago we have graduated, which gave us a very big boost in all our statistics. Since then there have ...
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What shall we do with closed, up-voted questions, which have no answers?

During my ventures in cleaning, I came across another phenomenon of quasi-dead questions, that won't get cleaned up, but (most) are essentially noise. There are a few (currently 227) questions which ...
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Why was the heroin question put on hold as being a personal medical question?

The question asks for how to destroy heroin. It doesn't ask for ways to nullify the effects after consumption, or even mentioned human (or any other) biological behavior in the slightest. I don't see ...
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Why was this reference request closed as unclear?

I don't quite understand why the following question was closed: Molecular structure of all periodic table element molecules exceptional cases etc It is especially not clear to me what's unclear about ...
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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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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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These two questions are not duplicates

The two questions are: Why is arsenous acid denoted H3AsO3? and Why is methane's molecular formula conventionally "CH₄", while water is "H₂O" (among others)? The second ...
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down-voting possible after the question is closed?

There are 2 questions on down-votng and closed questions. Is it POSSIBLE to down vote a question after the question is closed? Also, is it required that the question CAN be down voted after the ...
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