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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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### Are regulatory pathways a subject for this site?

Is this question about chemistry? In the comments I tried to justify my close vote but after some thought I questioned where we should set the boundary between "chemistry" and "the surroundings". The ...
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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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### 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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### I'd like to change the meta post about posting a home work question. Yea or nay?

I have disliked a certain aspect of the meta-post about the home policy for a long time. So I'd like to propose a change. The meta-post in question: How do I ask homework questions on Chemistry Stack ...
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### How to render a square-scheme reaction using MathJax?

I'm try to write a square-scheme reaction using MathJax. Until now I managed this one. ...
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### Is it realistic to expect a new user to use mathjax & mhchem?

This was discussed at least once before. Do we really need to badger everyone to use MathJax for chemical formulas? I'd pm the moderator if I could, but I know of no other way to raise the issue and ...
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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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### Number of characters in edits

Sometimes in edits, you can give the clarification for your changes as " added xx characters to body." Where is the character count visible on screen? I can not find it from the mobile website.
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### How to change an unintentional Community Wiki into a normal answer?

I have accidentally turned one of my answers into a Community Wiki. What can I do turn it into a normal answer?
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### How should I ask questions on study preparation and book recommendations?

I asked a question in Chemistry StackExchange about mathematical and physical fundamentals that one should know before learning physical chemistry but it keeps getting closed as it appears to be ...
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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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### Norms for declaring a question off topic with an example

What are the norms for declaring a question to be "off-topic" when it appears to relate to one of the categories outlined for on-topic questions and does not fall into the category of questions that ...
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### Downvoted without reason

I posted the following question, and I got two downvotes without reason. Resource for general organic chemistry I did my research (looked at the whole resource page and browsed books like Solomons ...
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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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### Are there other places where Materials Modeling questions get asked?

I searched through all 296 "materials" questions on the Chem SE: https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/materials, and looked for questions that also had any of the "computational" or "...
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### Can someone explain why this question was closed?

Why are enzymes required for so many biochemical reactions? The question was closed as being “too broad,” but it specifically intended to be a big picture question. Any more specificity loses the ...
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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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### What are some basic guidelines for good edits on Chem.SE?

I came across a post on the main site just now that I think could use some changes. I found the editing help page in the Help Center, but its write-up is pretty cursory and high-level. What makes ...
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### Should we use italicized chemical formulas or non-italicized chemical formulas?

Seems like someone has gone on a bizarre edit spree, deciding to randomly change $K_4[Fe(CN)_6]$(K_4[Fe(CN)_6]) to $\ce{K4[Fe(CN)6]}$(...
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### Is the question about a theory that predicts pKa values based on structure really 'too broad'?

It has come to my attention that the following question was put on hold as being too broad: Is there a reliable chemical theory that predicts pKa based on structure? While I initially commented that ...
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### Regarding coronavirus questions

In recent days there have been an increase in questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These range from questions about homemade hand sanitiser formulations to increasingly outlandish theories for ...
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### Think we should now be kinder towards "Homework Questions"

Given how many students are now studying from home, and out of formal school classes, I think we should now be kinder towards "Homework Questions." I'd propose: Making the home work policy known ...
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### Suggestions for the new ask page

The Ask page has been changed; see also The new ask page is now live on the network. I am writing this meta question as discussion so that we can collect ideas about how we can make the best use of ...
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### Would this question be on-topic here? Might it be likely to receive an answer?

I'm writing a program and need a way to identify and enumerate the number of possible distinct crystallographic domains when depositing one 2D lattice on top of another. I've posed this as a question ...
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### What are the ways to bring attention to a question?

Consider the following question: Why does [Co(NO2)6]4− ion have 3 unpaired electron as opposed to 1?. I believe this is a great question that was asked quite a lot of time ago and still has no answers....
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### Adding tex symbols to post

This is a two part question: The extent to which tex can be incorporated into a post appears to be outlined here (some links from that question need refreshing btw). Is this the main source of ...
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### Is there a down vote abuse culture in the community?

No intention to be grasped absurd. I am not a chemist nor a formal student for chemistry and ask here questions from curiosity per se, always with (limited) prior research. My questions are pretty ...
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### How do I ask homework questions on Chemistry Stack Exchange?

Mainly copied from https://physics.meta.stackexchange.com/q/714/7433 What is the policy on asking homework questions on Chemistry Stack Exchange? What kinds of questions are considered homework ...
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### Introducing: Spring Cleaning [duplicate]

Note: While a lot of the information contained here is still somewhat relevant, it can be overwhelming at first. It also hasn't been updated for quite some time. For a more up-to-date version with ...
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### What are you doing in the spring cleaning chat room?

When visiting the chat room section of Stack Exchange you might have come across a room that is called 'Spring Cleaning' and wondered what it is used for. This post should serve as a brief rundown of ...
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### Please reopen my question about the precise definition of standard molar entropy

I asked the following question, which after some time was closed on the basis that it should "focus on one problem only": What is the precise definition of standard molar entropy? The last close ...
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### App keeps on stopping

Whenever I try to open home option in the Android app, the app shuts down. I tried closing the app from the background but the problem still persists
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A lot of my questions have got downvotes recently: Note that most of these questions are not active ones: I had asked most of them more than a week ago and had accepted answers for the same. One or ...
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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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### What's an acceptable computation chemistry question?

Both the "Tour" page and the "Asking" page indicate that computational questions are off-topic, but there is a computational tag, and such questions are rarely closed as off-topic. What constitutes ...
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### Reconciling "Tour" and "Asking" pages

I've noticed that the "Take A Tour" page here indicates that one should not ask homework questions, though it does refer askers to the homework policy: "Don't ask about...Homework (read the homework ...
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### 2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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### How do I access and know the privileges that I enjoy

Recently I got the privilege to 'access review queues', but I don't know how to access the queues'. Also, where can I see the privileges I "enjoy" and how to exploit them. I went to Stack overflow, ...
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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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### Is ChemiDay a reliable enough source (for inorganic reactions) to be cited on our site?

We have quite a lot of upvoted posts — 77 to be exact — using a website called ChemiDay as their reference material. However, from the looks of it, the website doesn't appear to be a reliable ...
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### What is the recommended style of citing on chemistry.se?

In principle citing is fine in any way that attributes the original author(s) unambiguously. The highest principle should always be: Give credit. However, recently we decided to have a community ...
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### How to post information that others might find useful (if I don't have a question)?

Suppose I've discovered something that I think will be useful for others. But I don't have a question, I just want to share it. Can I post that on Chemistry Stack Exchange? Do I have to do it in a "...
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### What should happen to the unanswered duplicates after a newer duplicate of that question is answered?

The title is probably a little hard to grasp, so let me explain what I mean with an example. I'll make it a very specific example, which will ignore other closing criteria for the sake of simplicity. ...
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### Get ready for the Winter Bash!

In 2011, the Gaming Stack Exchange hosted an event called Hat Dash, where users earned "hats" for their gravatars by completing certain tasks (analogous to badges): Certain actions would trigger the ...
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### December 21st thoughts

Almost a year has passed since I first signed up on this site, and I - wearing my "Where in the World?" hat - wanted to say thanks to the Chemistry StackExchange community. During this year, I shared ...
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### What are secret hats?

.. and how do folks get them? I am amazed how motivating the prospect of getting a secret hat is. I wonder whether a similar incentive would work in a class room situation.