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What is wrong about my answer?

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: When we name an organic compound ,if there is double bond and a functional group which is now a substituent who has priority? I do not ...
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Reviewers changing the original question

Even I had this question in my mind., while searching I found out that someone has already asked, it has got 11k views but no proper answer yet, so I decided to improve the question and add my points ...
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Why is rendering of this pu markup weird?

$\pu{1.08378‬0 mol}$ renders as $\pu{1.08378‬0 mol}$ I think mhchem renders \pu.
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Am i serially downvoted?

from the past 24 hours, I received downvotes on my very old post , with some nontechnical error, is it by chance or intentionally I do not know,so if you find ia m serially downvoted please suggest ...
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Is there a way to use the markup to put an image into a cell of a table?

LOL - Maybe I should be more specific and ask for an easy way. I've got a feeling that the way that it can be done will be nasty.
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Need help to change a tag's spelling & questions about tags and formatting

I was trying to answer a question on the Van der Waals equation so I decided to look through the past questions to see what had already been answered. In searching for "Van der Waals" I got numerous "...
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Fallacy in my argument, reason for getting question closed? How to improve my (another) question? Why did I get half the bounty amount?

I recently added an answer to Why is [Ni(en)3]2+ paramagnetic? Atomic number of Ni is 28, $\ce{Ni^{2+}}$ has configuration $\mathrm{[Ar]3d^8}$. It can not form lower spin octahedral complex due to ...
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Significance of the figure above number of votes casted

Under sub-heading voters (under users heading), there's one figure (104), in my case, above number of votes casted. What's the significance of this number? Sorry for my poor paraphrasing of sentence, ...
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How to do nested numbered lists?

How do I create nested numbered lists? I want something that looks sort of like: yada yada for item 1 yada yada for item 2 a. yada yada for item 2a b. yada yada for item ...
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User Profile picture doesn't appear

My Chem SE account is registered through my Google account. So obviously my Google profile picture was the one set for my Chem SE account as well. Few months earlier I had changed my Google profile ...
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Is there a private chat?

Does this site have any kind of private message system? Just to be clear I'm trying to find a way to talk to someone on the staff in private. I'm here on business, not trying to get a Chemistry ...
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Where can I find a more extensive reference for mhchem?

I'm still new to this stack community and getting used with the formatting. I've read the article about this matter and while it explains that mhchem is supported and shows examples but only offer ...
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How are views counted?

There are questions viewed thousands times in a relative short time. Is that because the view counting system consider also external users views? Therefore also views from people searching the net who ...
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Pings disappearing in certain browsers?

Not sure if anyone else runs into this, but I occasionally am unable to ping people in comments if I use the mobile app or Safari. When I include @username at the ...
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Can reputation mysteriously disappear?

Last time (about a month ago) when I had come to Chem.SE, my reputation happened to be 342 and I am sure of that figure. As of right now, it has dropped to 332. I really don't know how this has ...
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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 ...
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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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What can be changed on the site, how, and how fast?

The current interest in the "homework" vote-to-close (VTC) option and related matters leads me to wonder how the internals of this site work. Compare Facebook, which despite a huge user base edits ...
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How to get access to the references? [duplicate]

I don't have any institutes' login credentials or free account. But some of the answers to my questions contain links to references. I can't access them. Is there any other way to do so? I do not mean ...
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Why can't I take back a downvote of an answer?

Moving the mouse over the arrow says "klick again to undo", but when I try, I get a message that my vote is locked until the answer is edited. Why? I misread sth., and think the answer actually ...
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How to reopen question?

This is w.r.t this question Depression of freezing point And this Reason for shorter bond between sulphur and oxygen? I have tried my best to re edit the question , I have also asked for reason why ...
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How to line up a discussion about a bullet point?

I have the following three bullet points in text like this: BP 1 BP 2 Yada yada BP 3 How do I get "Yada yada" to line up the text "BP 2". In other words I want the same ...
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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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MathJax mhchem editor

Is there a tool (application, online service) that helps writing the ugly formatting MathJax + mhchem code? I mean things like just typing Ctrl-B to get the selected text to bold is something else ...
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No alternate SE sites show up as choices when flagging a Question to be “closed as off topic” [duplicate]

As the title states, I was flagging a wonderful question probing how to improve a risotto recipe (more arrowroot anyone?) and thought I'd take a step to assist the moderators by indicating which site ...
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What is going on with my question ban?

After 6 months the question ban allows 1 redemption question and I asked this question: Can gas be made to block radiation better? Even thought it did not get down votes it still got closed as being ...
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What is the “new contributor” banner below some user's names, and for how long does it last?

The title says it all, but I wasn't able to find any place or wiki where it was described what exactly is "new contributor" banner? I came across a profile, where the user was a member for 7 months (...
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How to get unblocked from asking questions?

I got down votes on some of my questions and some of them closed, so, I got blocked from asking. After a period of time from being blocked, I regained the privilege of asking, but only one question ...
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Forcing italic for e.g. R/S stereodescriptors in comments

For some special border cases, syntax formatting does not work as expected. E.g. trying to italicize “R” stereodescriptor in “(2R)-butan-2-ol” in a comment, with ...
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Request for License

Good day, I am MSc student in Department of Chemistry of the University of Patras and I would like to request your permission in order to include the picture "Biotage. Left image = microwave heating, ...
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I need permission to reuse photo from user “porphyrin” answer on question about mag field influence on chemical reaction

The answer of the above mention user helped me in understanding chemical reactions in a magnetic field, this is not the first time someone is profiting from SE, but I will reference the source ...
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How to deal with “smart” toxic behaviour?

I wonder if chemistry.se (CSE) has methods to deal with aggressive or toxic people when they are smart. I mean, there are rules about not being rude, unfriendly, etc., but what if someone "plays by ...
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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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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 is a question “grayed out”?

This question is grayed out in the list of questions. Why? There doesn't seem to be anything odd about the formatting.
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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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No moderator flags for comments in the question

Why there is no Flag for Moderator's attention in the comments section of Q/A? I guess it should be there. I have used ...
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What is 'User cannot suggest edits to this question'?

I recently came across a poorly written question and thought of suggesting some edits to correct some spellings, mathjax and format it for a better look. But, after I was completed and clicked on ...
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I cannot see the images, and it was not like this at the beginning, what do I need to do?

I cannot see the images, and it was not like this at the beginning, what do I need to do? When I wrote an answer for instance How many resonance structures does the oxalate ion have? I was very ...
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Why is downvote cast to my question not shown in chemistry stack exchange unlike meta stack exchange? (My reputation is odd?)

I have only two zero scored questions and no answer. However I got +5 reputation by upvote of this (my) question. How can this happen? Thank you in advance. Desktop version screenshot In the meta ...
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Why are there no migrations paths to Physics.SE, Math.SE, etc.?

When flagging for migration to another SE network, the only option I get is chemistry.meta.stackexchange.com. Why are other SE networks not shown here, like Physics.SE (many questions fit there better ...
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Voting Corrected

Today morning I wokeup to see this, :( I read the learn more part aside it. I don’t know why I got hit by this. It said, If you see very unusual votes being targeted at your account, don't worry ...
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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 has my account been restricted?

I am not allowed to ask a question (for a couple of days) because I have "asked too many questions recently that have not been well received well by the community"... I understand why this would ...
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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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Editor to use on PC with windows to format answers?

Ok, I've never used the formatting language Latex. I would like to install an editor on my PC so that I could write/format answers on my PC rather than multiple edits on the site. I obviously want ...
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How do you link web addresses in comments?

I have seen comments that "neatly" link web addresses instead of having the "ugly" html specification in the comment. Is the only way to do this with the same markup that is used for links in ...
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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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Can weekly newsletter be sorted by tags?

I saw the right hand corner "LOVE this site?" advertisement. Then I click on the sample newsletter. It's just a whole page of questions (possibly irrelevant/makes no interest the way it looks). Would ...