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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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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
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2019 Potential Moderator Election Community Interest Check

Quick Update We welcome the reception this post has gained, and appreciate all of you who are considering to run. We will therefore hold an election. As soon as new details are available, they will ...
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Can we please burninate the organic tag?

It was created recently and (fortunately) hasn't been used till now. It is pointless, unless somebody wants to advertise home-grown lettuce on Chemistry.SE! It is ugly and I do not want to use it ...
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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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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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Can we make a "big list" community question for structure drawing software?

I would like to know the possible alternative available in chemistry software I've found very useful the big list like TeX or StackOverflow I would like have something similar to find the best ...
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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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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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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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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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Addition of the cite link revisited

Triggered by a question on academia.se about a possibly AI generated publication under review (link), and drawing inspiration from mattermodelling.se, I became curious if their ...
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Addition of nomenclature to the resources page?

Would be a section «organic nomenclature» suitable for the resources page? On occasion, there are questions about naming organic structures. Prompted by an edit of an answer about organic ...
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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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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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Renaming the tag geometrical isomerism

We currently have a tag geometrical-isomerism. The IUPAC Gold Book defines this (DOI: 10.1351/goldbook.G02620): geometric isomerism [obsolete] Obsolete synonym for cis-trans isomerism. (Usage ...
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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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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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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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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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Proposals for guidance presented to first-time askers

Update: The customized site-specific guidance is live now. To see it, go to https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/ask after logging out (or use a incognito/private window). There seems to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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This question isn't a duplicate, and should not have been closed on that basis

This question isn't a duplicate, and should not have been closed on that basis: Why exactly the vapor pressure decreases when a non-volatile solute is added to a pure solvent? The OP is asking for a ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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"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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Mhchem not enabled for mobile

It seems that the chemistry MathJax extension isn't enabled on mobile. Code on main: ...
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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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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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'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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'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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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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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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TeX tutorial too intimidating/extensive [duplicate]

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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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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