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Creating 'material-sciences', was: merging polymers and plastics

In the spite of organic-chemistry, inorganic-chemistry, ... , environmental-chemistry, ... , I would like to propose a tag to be called "material-sciences" or "polymer-chemistry". (In line with ...
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Divide and conquer: Merging theoretical-chemistry, quantum-chemistry, and quantum-mechanics

Do the scopes of the tags theoretical-chemistry, quantum-chemistry, and quantum-mechanics differ noticably enough in order to keep them all or can we merge two of them? IMHO, the quantum-mechanics tag ...
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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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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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Should we have a tag for how chemicals achieve an effect without reacting?

There already are tags here for reaction-mechanism but sometimes we might want to ask how an effect is achieved from a chemical that don't involve a chemical reaction. For example, I just asked a ...
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Should the tag covalent-bond be split

I think most people who use that tag mean discrete covalent molecules whereas it also includes network covalent structures and ionic compounds with a covalent nature. So make new tags- discrete ...
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Can I copy a tag wiki from another SE site?

I am in the process of writing a tag wiki for a tag over on physics. Because that particular concept is also relevant to Chemistry, an identical tag exists here. I anticipate that the excerpts will ...
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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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Possibility of adding specific Org. Chem. tags?

I think instead of simply having Organic Chemistry as a tag we should subdivide it into separate ones. For beginners, the tags Aldol, Bayer-Villiger etc. could be used. What do you think ?
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Can't Find a Good Tag

I am looking to ask a question regarding which areas of chemistry use group theory from mathematics and whether there are particular areas that might be attainable for an undergraduate looking to ...
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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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Should we stop using the homework tag?

Related: Should we have a homework tag? Currently, our homework policy mentions: 4. Use the homework tag Use the homework tag on your question, in addition to any other tags that identify the ...
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Should we have a homework tag?

I'm not big in giving away answers for those doing homework, but I do think that questions with the "homework" tag on them cause, for me at least, a bias against the asker. This has been brought up ...
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Do we really need a hydrogen tag

I know that element specific tags have been discussed before. The consensus seemed to be that they are unnecessary and I agree with that. However, I wonder if hydrogen might be an exception. It's ...
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Chem.SE tag map

Using this great tool developed by Piotr Migdal on Stats.SE, I've created a tag map for this site. The node sizes represent tag frequency, and the sizes of the links relate to how often the two tags ...
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Is 'water' an appropriate tag?

I had the thought that water is a relevant tag, given tremendous range of water mechanics, and the people that that focus on water research for that reason. Also, many participants here may be those ...
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Should we have acid-base and acido-basicity tags?

I am aware of the definitions of these words. but, honestly, we can expect few questions on these two tags. Hence can we have one as the synonym of the other, and retain acid-base tag?
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What about having a tag on Oxidation-reduction

Red-ox reaction is quite a common reaction, which most branches of chemists will encounter. Hence what about having a tag on "Red-Ox" / "reduction-oxidation".
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Should we tag questions with elements they involve?

Many questions on Chemistry.SE will have to do with certain elements or molecules. In these situations, should the question be tagged with those names?

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