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Temperature dependence of Aldol condensations This question has got no answers in SE earlier. I had altogether changed my question as it was a duplicate. And I was not able to post a new question. Can ...
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Brand New Idea: Make it mandatory for downvoters to comment their reason for downvoting!

(The title is meant to be a bit tongue in cheek) To preface things: I do not think it should be compulsory for downvoters to explain the reasoning behind their downvote since some might be doing it ...
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Answers getting deleted due to deleted questions

I have recently noted that a question that I had answered has been deleted by the Community bot along with which my answer was deleted too. Also I had no downvotes on my answer and it had 0 score ...
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Why are compound formulae not rendering properly using \ce tag?

Basically, everywhere I use the \ce tag on chemistry stack exchange, I get wrong formulae. The subscripts are becoming superscripts while the superscripts are becoming subscripts. Is it just me or is ...
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What does "We are no longer accepting questions from this account" mean?

Why am I getting this notification "we are no longer accepting questions from this account"?
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Answer Ban Removal Methods

I got an answer ban. "We are no longer accepting answer from this account". So I deleted my minus 1 answers but its still not going. What to do?
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How do I attract more reopen votes?

I had got banned from asking questions from chemistry stackexchange at least a six months back and now I am looking to remove that ban from my profile. So, in this question which I had posted in chem ...
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Need help! I got banned from chemistry stack exchange

I have a question about my Chemistry Stack Exchange post: Is iron(iii) hydroxide equivalent to hydrated iron(iii) oxide? I gave low-quality answers in the past. I am really sorry. But now I promise ...
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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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Lifting the question ban

I joined the site 8 months ago and had to face a question ban as I was not aware of the policies of site( At present only two of my 4 questions are having a negative downvote). The site policy says ...
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How do I draw chemical compounds and chemical reaction mechanisms and add it to my questions?

Lots of organic chemistry questions require the knowledge of chemical structures and reaction mechanisms. We even have a tag: reaction-mechanism for it. Here, I will address the following: How do I ...
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Can these tags (pKa, Salt-bridge) be created?

pKa, salt-bridge, coulombic interactions are important concepts for both chemistry, biochemistry, biology aspects. One would expect them to be quite hot topics. Strangely, however no such tags seem to ...
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Edit history doesn't show edited portion - bug?

I was trying to see what edit was made in this particular answer but the edit history doesn't show the edited portion. I thought maybe some extra spaces was wiped out but couldn't figure where was the ...
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Would it be on-topic to ask why guanine is sometimes referred to as "Acyclovir Impurity B"?

"Acyclovir Impurity B" is the name for guanine used by a handful of websites. Googling the term shows this. https://www.trc-canada.com/product-detail/?G836000 which seems to confirm that ...
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System auto identifying a post as spam

Is there any reasoning to see this message in the close review queue? When does this happen?
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Feature request on asking a user for the reason on downvoting a question

Wouldn't it be legit for an OP to know why his posts are getting downvoted, Wouldn't it be great if the user submits a reason when downvoting, This would both the user to improve and for the mod to ...
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What's wrong with my question?

Question: Calculate concentration of Benzalkonium chloride with dilution From my perspective: Is it related to chemistry? yes Is it a low effort post? no; clearly asked what I need and provided ...
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What to do if I receive down-votes?

The following posts of mine currently have downvotes: Is Potassium permanganate an oxidizing agent or is the Permanganate ion the oxidizing agent? Convention for writing concentration units How is 1 ...
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How to access questions of an account deleted by a moderator?

As I tried to evade a question ban by opening another account, my account was deleted. Nevertheless, the answers/comments I received on my posts were of vital importance (to me at least). I write the ...
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Is syntax highlighting for Fortran currently disabled?

This recent question on chemistry.se includes a snippet of Fortran. Contrasting to anticipation, the addition of fortran after the initial three grave accents does ...
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Hidden points of editing you probably didn't know

Making a good edit is hard. On Chem.SE, we (would/should/could) care about the finest points of formatting. There are basic points of editing many editors know about: Put some fancy MathJax/ $\mathrm\...
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Homework Questions Criteria

So, I am high school student, and many times, I get stuck on questions, and my teachers often don't clear every doubts. So, I ask on Chemistry.stackexchange, but often get downvoted as whole. ...
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Can anyone create chat room

I am new to stackexchange community (not exactly new, but know very less about it), so I just wanted to know if anyone can create a chat room? If yes, then how?
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What details do I need to add to my question?

I asked a question today and then the question was closed stating that I need to add more details. To me, the question is perfectly clear, so I'm probably missing what information is missing. Could ...
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How do I reject edits to one of my answers? [duplicate]

I'd like to reject the edits made to my answer at Does entropy contribute work? How do I do that? While I appreciate the editor catching the spelling typos, the editor has introduced several mistakes ...
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Can I get a second chance to close a question?

I was attempting to vote to close a question as a duplicate, but when I tried copying and pasting a link to the duplicate reference I somehow got the link wrong. Seeing this I retracted the vote to ...
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What happened to "last seen" in Profile?

Looking at members' Profiles, I no longer see the notice as to when the individual was last heard from. Has it been deleted?
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Is there any option to follow a user?

I'm very new here, and I have already found some people, who write good answers. I want to follow them. Like to watch their work in free time. Is there any option to follow a user?
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Why is my question not submissible?

I've written a question for Chemistry SE but get "Your question couldn’t be submitted Resolve 1 issue before posting". This is the title which I've reworded a number of times without meeting ...
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Why are my questions downvoted for no reason?

Lots of my questions were downvoted or have no votes at all for bad or even no reasons,even though I try to do my best at researching and studying the topic(there are some good ones too). Can anyone ...
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Flag comment option unavailability

The option to flag a comment is unavailable in the mobile version of Chrome.(atleast for me) But it is available in the desktop view/version. This creates the following issues: New users who were ...
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Why is the box with chat options not visible on the main site?

I remember when I first joined this site, a box containing the active chat rooms would be visible on the right side of the home page of the site. However, currently all I can see is filters, tags and ...
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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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About the bookmarks/questions /answers of this mathstack user in chem stack exchange

I dont know how to search and seems like no result is shown of this specific user whose account was deleted today , can anyone help ? Here is the mathstack google cache of the user : https://webcache....
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Petition to add links to a online resource for drawing compounds to help center

ChemdrawJS Online is a sample version of the original chem draw which is freely accessible to all as of now. Can we add a link to this on the help page? It should help a lot in encouraging new people ...
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Close a question glitch

I do not have the reputation required to be allowed the privilege of closing a question. But I am allowed to close only my own questions. See this screenshot and this as well. Now this might seem ...
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When do tags get deleted?

According to this Meta Question, 'zombie' tags are meant to be deleted at 03:00 UTC every day. How do we have over a page and a half of tags that are not removed yet? Are they tag synonyms?
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Locking of flag requests, no marshal tag?

I have nominated myself to become a moderator. Within my 9 months of being registered (4-5 of being active), I have accrued 320+ flags and 360 edits (thanks to Spring Cleaning, feel free to join in ...
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Who can edit the "Help Center"?

Who can edit the Help Center? I'd like to suggest some changes. My notion is to propose the changes here in Chemistry Meta then have the changes made in the help center if there is a consensus to do ...
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Why was my question closed?

Why is fluorine a oxidising agent? No reason was giving for closing the question, to me the questions seems quite clear. And also in the future I request the mods to provide appropriate reason for ...
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Is there a way to put a hyperlink in a cell of a table?

I have the following table. I'd like to use the hyperlinked dates which follow the table inside the table. Is this possible? $$\begin{array}{|c|c|l|}\hline Year(s) & page & value \\ \hline ...
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Regarding duplication of chemistry stackexchange content on other forums for money?

Today while searching for $d^3 s$ hybridization I found copied content of a highly reputed question on stackexchange where the user answered same word to word and the date for the content posted by ...
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How to add Lewis Structures to a question or an answer?

I've been here for just a few days and almost $ 3/4th $ of those few days I've been trying to find out the thing mentioned in the heading. I get absolutely no results when I search for it. And when I ...
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Tool or website for naming small organic molecules

I've been away from chemistry since after school, but once in a while I get back for sheer curiosity. Today, I stumbled about $\ce{HCONH_2}$, but couldn't find anything about it without knowing its ...
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Can outdated versions of answers be removed?

In this question I initially answered with a Google link, and drew a comment asking me to remove the link. I edited the answer with a different link to the reference, but the previous versions remain ...
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Reviving old questions or asking a new one?

I'm relatively new to the Chemistry SE community, and sometimes when I go to ask a question, I notice that the same (or similar) question has already been asked. However, the previous question doesn't ...
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Authoritatively deleting cross questions

In specific reference to this question. A comment (by me) under Poutnik's post was deleted which was actually a counter question to the answer proposed by the method. My questions: Who have the ...
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Asking questions with eye-catching highlight

Recently I asked a question which included all of the researched data and added with reference. In the clutter, I wished to point out my question so that it's easy to answer. But, it seemed that the ...
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Why was my I'd and question deleted?

I posted this question here few hours ago, but my question and my I'd was blatantly deleted, I also posted one question earlier anonymously, however that question was also deleted. Can the mods ...
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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 ...