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Questions tagged [status-completed]

Indicates that the report has been resolved through the implementation of a feature or the fixing of a bug.

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A tag for complete active spaces, multi-reference, multi-configuration

We have gotten a few (good, some excellent) questions about multi-reference, multi-configuration, complete active space, and possibly more related terms, recently. I would guess the grand total is ...
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Change “for scientists, academics, teachers and students”

The short description of Chemistry Stack Exchange reads Q&A for scientists, academics, teachers and students This is certainly not wrong and describes quite well that we are open for a broad ...
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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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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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Expanding abbreviated tag names

Recently, the tag length limit was expanded to 35 characters. This means that some abbreviated tag names can be expanded. This might apply to dsc, epr, and nmr. Related: Why is the "ft-ir&...
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Meta: too much talking, too little action, and a proposed solution

$\large\textbf{Firstly}$, if you haven't already noticed, we have decided to reinstate the homework close reason. Martin and I aren't great fans of the policy, but we also don't get the feeling that ...
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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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Do we need the [iupac] tag?

So far there are only three questions tagged with iupac and it doesn't seem like any of them need it. Even if you think that the tag is helpful for these three questions, the fact remains that, well, ...
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Enable syntax highlighting for code

Editorial comment As of 7th August 2017 there is quite strong support for the proposal. The developers have been asked via e-mail to take a closer look. Here is a block of Python, indented by 4 ...
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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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Should we delete and blacklist [reaction]?

I am officially changing the post to a tag-blacklist-request. I think, and so far there was no objection, that it is a meta-tag, and that it is not helpful. Unlike homework or reference-request it ...
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Perhaps let's eliminate [classification]?

classification has 14 questions right now, most of which would either fit neatly under terminology or could just have classification stripped off. Of the 14, two actually do deal with classification ...
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Should there be a “stereoelectronics” tag?

At present, there isn't a tag for stereoelectronics (I have no idea if one existed in the past). Whilst there may be related tags (MO theory, molecular structure, sterics), I feel like ...
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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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What's the difference between the 'Sustainability' tag and 'Green Chemistry' tag?

I'm wondering what the difference is between the tags green-chemistry and sustainability. The explanation of the green-chemistry tag says Green chemistry, also known as sustainable chemistry, is a ...
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Extra marshal badges

I seem to have suddenly gained two extra marshal badges out of nowhere. Obviously this badge is only meant to be awarded once so something has gone wrong and probably needs fixing. Oddly, they only ...
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How good is the organophosphate tag?

I noticed a few questions appearing on the active tab that had the organophosphate tag. At first I didn’t think much, until I saw that it had been freshly created and is being applied to questions ...
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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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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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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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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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What are appropriate tag(s) for (organo)sulfur compounds?

Beginning in the middle of 2015 we successfully introduced tags for common functional groups. In this discussion it was noted that thiols is rarely used and maybe not such a good tag therefore.[1] ...
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'Structural-diagrams' tag disorder

I seems to me that this tag is seriously overused. Mistagging is one thing here, but shouldn't it be used only when lewis-structure doesn't apply? EDIT: Yes, it's probably redundant, because after ...
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What is the point of the 'model' tag?

model has no tag wiki and seems like a pretty useless tag to me. Any thoughts? Does it have a scope or should it be deleted?
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What about the magic in the questions?

When watching TV, I admit I do that quite a lot, it is almost impossible not to get exposed to some kind of fictional depiction of chemistry or sciences in chemistry. Playing computer games is ...
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Should we use the new created tag equipment and merge glassware into it?

The tag equipment popped up last week on Are PTFE stir bars resistant to all lab solvents? I see its function and relevance, but in general I am afraid it will not be used often enough to keep it on ...
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Should we merge the stereochemistry and stereoisomerism tags?

This seems to be have been sort of raised a while ago but nothing was done about it. stereoisomerism and stereoisomers Basically I don't see any difference between stereoisomerism and stereochemistry ...
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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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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 we extend the scope of textbook-erratum?

A recent question was brought to my attention due to the "close" review queue, where it was about to be closed: What is the product of alpha decay of Curium-226? I believe that textbook-erratum is ...
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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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Is Halocarbons a subtag of halides?

I personally have the taste, that halocarbons (6) is very specific and may be viewed as a subtopic of the more general halides (6). Incredibly, there is no cross tagging. I would merge the former tag ...
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“Visualization” tag is undefined

The visualization tag has been applied to software related questions as well as questions involving light. Given that we already have a software tag, all software-related visualization questions are ...
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Adding tag synonym for quantum mechanics -> quantum chemistry

Since this related thread died out, I'd really like to add a tag synonym from 'quantum mechanics' -> 'quantum chemistry' since I think users are confused. Should I just go do this? I mainly ask ...
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Does the tag “General” serve any purpose?

general has 20 questions associated with it. I think it was originally intended to refer to general chemistry, but I don't think it's really important in that designation, either. Pretty much any ...
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Merging volumetric analysis into titration

The volumetric-analysis tag is used 11 times, while titration is used 31 times. Surprisingly none of these questions are cross tagged. I believe the two are synonyms, even wikipedia redirects ...
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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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Can we delete the crystal tag?

There are currently 10 questions tagged crystal, which are all also tagged crystalline-structure. In that case it does not make any sense to me to keep the former at all (not even as a synonym). ...
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Can we merge molecular-orbital and molecular-orbital-theory

I think it is quite hard to describe a molecular orbital without molecular orbital theory, since the former is a direct result of the latter. I would suggest making molecular-orbital a synonym of ...
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Should we have a tag for concentration

I just stumbled acros the molar tag, which does not have a wiki entry. We do not have a tag for molal and I also think this is quite specific. However, we do not have a tag 'concentration', which ...
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'bond' and 'bonding' tags - is there a reason for keeping both of them?

Presently, there are two bond-tags: 'bond' and 'bonding'. Both seem to be pretty much equivalent to me. The 'bond' tag has a description and is used more frequently while the 'bonding' tag lacks a ...
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Can we merge experimental-technique into experimental-chemistry?

While anwering a question or two, I stumbled over the labratory tag, used on eight questions. Is this an aluminium/aluminum thing, or just wrong spelling anywhere? Wrong or not, is there any good ...
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“Mole concept" tag

I realized that we have a mole-concept tag but no mole tag. I don't really see the point in having concept appended to the tag (we don't have reaction-concept or organic-chemistry-concept), and though ...
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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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Chemistry self-evaluation: let's get critical! [closed]

You love your site and we love your site, but there is a whole world of people out there who might not even know it exists. When they do find it, their first impression will either scare them away or ...
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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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Did the Beta badges wander off?

In other Beta sites that I've been involved with, the Beta badges are normally given at the end of the private Beta period. Since things are beginning to change in the Area 51 process, and the ...
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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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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