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Tags gone wild … again

I have not had much time lately to get into cleaning up lonely and confusing tags, so there was (and is) a bit of a pile to get through. With this post I would like to direct your attention to some ...
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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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Should we do away with the 'naming' tag?

The 'nomenclature' tag is used 33 times, 'naming' is used 5. I consider these tags to be virtually synonymous and suggest we merge 'naming' into 'nomenclature', however in the interests of balance, ...
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Can we delete the 'books' tag?

It does not get more meta than this tag. It does not add anything new to the question. There are currently 19 questions tagged books and in nine cases it is also tagged reference-request, which is ...
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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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What is the scope of atomic-radius?

I came across a question about ionic radii. I was hesitant to apply the tag atomic-radius because the usage only indicates (no wiki either) A measure of the size of its atoms, usually the mean or ...
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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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What is the policy on creating new tags?

I have noticed that there are quite a few one question tags, which I think are superfluous: peroxide anaesthetics dessicant (which is also spelled wrong) uppsalite (also wrong) paraquat and there ...
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Proposed change to the “Everyday-chemistry” tag wiki (excerpt)

The current everyday-chemistry wiki excerpt states: Applications of chemistry to reagents and reactions of everyday life. This tag should not be applied to questions which are just about simple ...
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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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What to do with the [ph] tag

Usage guidance for acid-base (2091 questions) This tag should be applied to questions concerning acid and base reactions. Usage guidance for ph (558 questions) pH (or the potential of hydrogen) ...
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“Numerical-analysis” needs some love!

Tag: numerical-analysis Questions asked till date: 18 The problem: Evident misuse in a variety of problems from sig figs to kinetics to electrochem, simply because there is no tag wiki for this tag ...
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Separate water and water-treatment tag

Is a water-treatment tag appropriate? There is a tag for water discussed previously on the chemistry SE. Is 'water' an appropriate tag? water-treatment is different in that it excludes all ...
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What is the teaching-lab tag for?

Simple question. What is the teaching-lab tag for? Should it be applied to questions regarding general lab procedure or does it (as the name suggests) have something to do with teaching? Most of the ...
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Request for “state-of-matter” tag

Coming across some chemistry questions, I realized many had to do with matter or specifically the state of matter of a substance, not only does this affect multiple properties in chemistry, but this ...
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Should the [acid-base] tag be applied to carboxylic acids as well?

This search query yields 33 questions tagged [acid-base] and containing the words "carboxylic acid" in them. (Convenient links to the tag wikis for both [acid-base] and [carbonyl-compounds]) Note ...