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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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Norms for declaring a question off topic with an example

What are the norms for declaring a question to be "off-topic" when it appears to relate to one of the categories outlined for on-topic questions and does not fall into the category of questions that ...
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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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Is the clarity of my question's title really “dubious”? Is that even a good adjective to use in this way?

A comment on my question Are all stable 2D Xenes and binaries buckled? says: Well, if even in paper title there was explanation what's X then your clarity of title is dubious... the comment is ...
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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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How to make this question better?

So I asked this question. But it got 2 downvoted with 5 views. Which of the following alphabets have a five-membered chain as the longest chain? A, E, F, H, I, K, M, T, V, W, X, Y, Z? a) A, E, H b)...
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How to improve this question?

Difference between oxo and formyl This question was downvoted. Someone said Oxo is only used for ketone in the comment. I did some research to disprove that and shared this link in the comments. It is ...
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Is it ok to move a follow-up question I included to another question by a different user?

I have asked the question Why are isotopes an issue in reading mass spectra? I then inserted a follow-up question, but another user rolled the edit back to a previous version (revisions). The user ...
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Will this question be well received here?

Preference to longest carbon chain or double bond? Above structure and its nomenclature is given in my book. However, I suspect it is wrong because the Carbon chain of 8 instead of 7 is available. So ...
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Why is this question down voted? What is the tradition in here?

I've been an active user in the SE network, especially on math.SE, physics.SE etc., but not chemistry.SE, and today I asked the question: Why is Avagadro's number independent of substance? However, ...
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Finding a lost question without enough rep

I'm pretty sure I've asked a question a while ago (years?) about the use of ammonia in agriculture where it is introduce directly into the soil. The question included a photo of a very large tank ...
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Why was this question downvoted?

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Action of sulphurous acid and active metal I wish to ask what went wrong when I asked this question. I feel that I followed all the rules and ...
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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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How to deal with this question which is based on a false information?

Question: says that1: ...in reality, p-chlorobenzoic acid is less acidic than p-fluorobenzoic acid . Why? I checked the $\mathrm{p}K\mathrm{a}$ values, and they are: 4-Fluorobenzoic acid: $4.14$ ...
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Why is my question on splitting of d orbitals of cubic geometry off topic?

My question on splitting of d orbitals at cubic geometry was not homework question, not a single textbook is providing any answer, not even on the internet.
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Is there other way to ask reference from interesting answer without enough reputation?

I'm interested in glass etching with NaOH and find information about it for planning experiments. I found interesting Loong's answer from Concentration of NaOH to dissolve glass but I don't have ...
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“What gas has the highest refractive index?” is too broad or is it?

I rarely ever look through the reopen queue any more, but today I did. I found a question that seems to be highly controversial of whether it should be open or closed: What gas has the highest ...
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How did these questions make it to the HNQ list? One with only 18 views, and the other with a score of zero

I saw this question on the HNQ list, and then this one a little while later. Now I don't have anything against these question per se, but I find it very odd (from my spending a little over a year on ...
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How can a question asking what do a group of compounds have in common be put on hold because it is “too broad”?

This old question (What is the mechanism of action of anaesthetics?) has recently been put on hold as being too broad. The grounds are, apparently, that such a diverse range of compounds acting as ...
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The Guyabano uprising: How is this going to be dealt with?

In a span of about two hours, four questions (one of which is unintelligible) regarding smoking some fruit ("Guyabano" or the Soursop fruit) have cropped up. They've been posted through 4 different ...
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Problem regarding moderation of my question

I asked a question recently on Chemistry stackexchange after someone from the Physics side of the fence recommend I ask it here, which seemed fair enough. My understanding of the scope of Chemistry is ...
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How to rewrite/ reframe this question about possible mineral deposits to be Chemistry SE qualified?

How to rewrite/ reframe this question about possible mineral deposits to be Chemistry SE qualified? How to clean "reddish/ brownish" grime/ deposit marks from the silicone rubber lid gasket of a hot ...
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Why is the “ft-ir” tag used to tag infrared spectroscopy questions?

Disclaimer: I am new learner to spectroscopy. I had posted a question recently related to infrared spectroscopy. What do s, m, w, m-w, and w-s mean in the context of infrared spectroscopy? A bit ...
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Why has this question on DIY brass etching had so little interest / attention?

I asked DIY Brass Etching methods (safer etchants, waste, and disposal of). It has had no votes, no comments, no answers. Given the popularity of etching, I'm surprised this has neither been covered ...
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Possible overreach on marked duplicate

This question was posted yesterday and recently closed as a duplicate. I think as originally posed, the question was a duplicate, but I believe the OP had clarified before it was closed that his ...
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Does anybody here know how a pH probe's glass bulb electrode works?

The glass bulb electrode is an order one century old tool. I thought this question would have been answered quickly. Instead even with a little bit of an imitation of a bounty dance, zero nibbles. Is ...
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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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I don't understand why I'm getting down votes on my question. I am new here please help

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Explanation of pi bonding and synergic bonding in coordination compounds using MOT I am new to this place. I couldn't understand what is ...
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Arguably 'too broad', popular question

This question has been on the rise recently, and for a good reason—it's asking about a lot of cool and uncommon glassware. What I don't know is how it was never closed as too broad. As I see it, it's ...
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absurd edit war

The question and its edit war So this edit war happened. Here's a quick recap: A poster asked a very clear question, two different ways. A user edited the question to eliminate the second phrasing. ...
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I know that we mind the buzzwords but does that mean every single incident of each buzzword must be removed from every title?

Some time ago, I decided to post a Q&A self-answer question explaining some of the basics of point group usage. I titled the question: What are point groups, and how can they help me at a low ...
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Again, another correct answer downvoted and a wrong answer upvoted

The answer is this one: https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/a/61302/34047 Regardless of the effort I put into improving it is being downvoted, mine answer is correct (I studied metallurgy), while ...
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Why exactly has the question and answer received multiple downvotes?

Is cis-1,2-dimethylcyclohexane a meso compound? Today I had asked this question and also received an well-written answer for it by @orthocresol. I really couldn’t spot any trait in either the ...
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Why is this homework question still closed?

The question What mass of water is present as a liquid when equilibrium is established? clearly is a homework question. The homework tag has been added to the question within two minutes after it was ...
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Why is this question not overly broad?

This question (Is there a chemical that when added to water makes the water flash evaporate?) was posted 2 days ago, closed yesterday as being too broad and reopened today (14th Sep 2016 at 17:45Z, ...
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Shouldn’t these HSAB questions be considered duplicates of each other?

In the aftermath of the retagging event, there were three questions on the HSAB theory that were retagged. They are all rather bad and somehow cross-relate to each other. The questions I’m talking ...
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Is it wise to close a popular but wrongly assumed question

This question was published yesterday Why is lead radioactive? and within a day it has been viewed 2000 times. From its view count alone we can assume that this question is mulled over by most people ...
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Why allow non-chemistry dimension analysis?

This question is not being closed on Chemistry, despite it having nothing to do with chemistry: Answer Conversion Problem Numerically in Kilometers Per Hour jonsca, whom I have much respect for, had ...