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MathJax is a JavaScript engine for displaying mathematics in general, and (through the mhchem package) chemical formulas and equations in particular on Chemistry Stack Exchange.

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Is there a site on ChemSE to practice mhchem and mathjax?

Is there a site on ChemSE to practice mhchem and mathjax? Or does one just learn while asking or answering a question.
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Eliminate huge-locant-marked (by \overset) atom side space

Is it possible to elegantly eliminate side whitespace around the base under the overset, which is longer than the base? E.g. if we wanted to talk about the 123456789th carbon atom of a huge poly(...
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Formatting problem with \tag markup

I tried adding the following markup to an answer. $$\ce{Zn(s) + Cu^{2+}(aq) → Zn^{2+}(aq) + Cu(s)}\tag{Open Circuit voltage 1.1018 V}$$ ...
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Why two different print styles for the x's?

Created the rather nasty markup below. Why are there two different print styles for the x's? ...
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Introducing: Markdown Shortcuts for StackExchange

Inserting Mathjax and making posts look nice is rewarding, but it can often be, well, repetitive and boring :( Well, not any more. I have been testing and improving this userscript for quite some time ...
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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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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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Does the rendering of the precipitation and gas symbols need improvement?

Doing some markup and noticed something that annoyed me. I wanted to indicate a precipitate or gas such as: \begin{array}{ll} \text{Markup} & \text{Displays}\\\hline \text{\ce{AgCN v + KNO3}} &...
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Undefined control sequence \pu in official SE Android app

For some reason content produced with \pu{} cannot be rendered properly in official Stack Exchange android app, though \ce{} ...
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How to render Angstrom and Parts-per notations in MathJax?

Summary: Angstrom, Parts per thousand, Parts per Ten-Thousand cannot be displayed. Prior efforts: Searched Google and Detexify. Angstrom. (The letter), (the diacritic mark). The detexify (...
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Should we pay attention to possible bugs of MathJax in the apps?

It is quite well known that the (android) app(s) are behind on which MathJax version they are currently using (see here for an example). I find this very unfortunate as many of the newer features, ...
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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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This is a TEST QUESTION, examining MathJax scopes

\require{begingroup} \begingroup $ \require{begingroup} \begingroup \text{begingroup Jax} \def\ce#1{\Huge\color{\purple}{\mathrm{I~love~chemistry!}}} $ This is ...
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Green checkmark or red X with Mathjax/mhchem?

Is there a way to put a green check mark in the body of my text using MathJax/mhchem Syntax? Or a red X to indicate that this thinking is wrong? Something like this: I want to use it while double ...
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What additional formatting features are available to MathJax (possibly via \require{})?

In his answer to a question about crossing out units in dimensional analysis, Loong notes that the \cancel{} LaTeX command can be enabled in MathJax by using ...
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Dimensional analysis with chemistry equations on stack exchange?

I know we use Mathjax/mhchem. What I would like to know, is if its possible to cross out units as part of dimensional analysis. Here is an example of the desirable effect:
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Enable automatic line-breaking for SVG output

The MathJax configuration for the HTML–CSS output processor includes the option linebreaks: { automatic:true }. When using this output processor (right-click on any ...
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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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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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How to write physical units

Units have to be written in an upright font. One normally does it this way: $1.2 \times 10^3\,\mathrm{\frac{J}{mol}}$ $1.2 \times 10^3\,\mathrm{\frac{J}{mol}}$ ...
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Unknown Notations

Are the following notations official? Can I find them in a colored IUPAC book? Do they have a name, I could google for? (I need this to judge whether to support this with mhchem or not.) Stability of ...
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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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We need some upgreek, please!

Correct typesetting is what you would expect from an academic community. Chem.SE has always tried to be one, and we always value their standards; and our meticulous editors have always had an eye on ...
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Do we really need to badger everyone to use MathJax for chemical formulas?

I've observed it a few times now that negative comments were posts simply because a user was not using MathJax to format chemical formulas. I don't mean gentle encouragements to properly format a post,...
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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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How to solve mhchem/MathJax rendering problems

Edit: This is not a bug, it is a feature, see my answer post. While recently directing a new user to this meta post about formatting using MathJax, I noticed that some components were not rendering ...
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(Title LaTeX test) Why does NMR Ix+iIy ($\hat{I}_x+i\hat{I}_y$)

I wanted to test some $\LaTeX$ in the title for myself, and I didn't know any other way to do so. Why does the transverse magnetization in Fourier Transform NMR consist of Ix+iIy ($\hat{I}_x+i\hat{I}...
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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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Additions to MathJax/mhchem: Cancel, Broken Arrows; SI units

I think sometimes it is necessary to show, that a reaction does not take place, therefore a broken arrow would be a nice thing to have. I played a little in the sandbox and found a somewhat working ...
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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 the ...
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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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Latex Subscripting

How do I write $\ce{C_{2}{v}}$ properly in Latex so that the "2" and the "v" are both subscripted on the same subscript line? If I write it as $\ce{C_{2v}}$ (\ce{C_{2v}), I get an down-arrow symbol ...
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Latex Table Question

Here's a link to a SE question-answer on building tables using Latex. I copied the following bit of Latex code from the top-rated answer and when I pasted it in to an answer on Chemistry SE it didn't ...
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Solutions for structural formulas?

After finding out that the mhchem plugin for MathJaX doesn't support structural formulas (here), I decided to post this question. I would like to know what kind of solutions there are for writing ...
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Is MathJax in titles a problem? And why?

I think the title is self explanatory. I certainly think it looks nicer. I thought it still worked for searches too, as long as it's something $\ce{H2SO4}$ or $\ce{K}_i$ - certainly does on my browser....
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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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Mhchem not enabled for mobile

It seems that the chemistry MathJax extension isn't enabled on mobile. Code on main: ...
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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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How can I enable MathJax in chat?

Last updated: 9 May 2017 This is an offshoot of ChatJax, which enables MathJax along with mhchem on chat. In order to enable MathJax in chat, please follow the following instructions (courtesy of ...
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How can I format math/chemistry expressions here?

This post is meant to teach new folks how to use MathJax and mhchem formatting on chem.SE
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TeX tutorial too intimidating/extensive

The help sidebar ("How to format") links to http://www.math.harvard.edu/texman/ That's a bit too extensive for us. (And it's for LaTeX proper, not mathjax so it has tons of irrelevant stuff) Can we ...
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Mathjax formatting buttons for you!

After having to add dollar signs and format SI units countless times in the review section on Physics, I finally got fed up and wrote a script.{*} It basically adds buttons/keyboard shortcuts to ...
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Enable mhchem mathjax extension

Mathjax 2.0 supports the mhchem extension. Could we enable it? It will save us lots of time in typesetting chemical formulae. How to enable the extension