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Easy chemical reactions

I'm trying to convert some of my lecture slides to LaTeX. What's the best way to convert a number of slides (similar to the one below) into nice notes? I am aware of mhchem and chemstyle, but I don't ...
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Oxidation/reduction arrows, overhead and below, with oxidation numbers also

I want oxidation/reduction arrows, overhead and below, with oxidation numbers also. Like the one featured in the watermark background on this very page upper left corner. Unfortunately, chemexec ...
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text figures (old style numbers) and mhchem

How do I achieve lining figures with mhchem while maintaining text figures in the text (lualatex). My MWE is: \documentclass{minimal} \RequirePackage[paperwidth=70mm, paperheight=20mm, left=10pt, ...
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Chemistry molecular structure drawing programs

I am looking for chemical molecular drawing packages. There is mhchem which basically sets up a structure for including externally generated molecular structures. Also Chemfig, which is the ...
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mhchem for titles

I'm using mhchem for chemical formulas. In the body of the text it is fine, but it is given me nasty outputs for the titles on the index of my pdf reader. I have tried different ones and the result ...
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Addition and subtraction of chemical equations

Is there a package that supports the addition or subtraction of chemical equations, perhaps with automatic tabbing and a alignment. Whilst it is obvious I could set up tables or use mathmode's align ...
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mhchem formatting interrupted

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} \begin{document} \ce{K_a \times K_b = K_w} \end{document} In \ce{} all text is supposed to be regularized. See how the K_a is ...
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\cee command (from mhchem package) doesn't allow \\[10pt]

when using \cee command (from mhchem package) within align environment, \\[10pt] doesn't work. It works in align environment without \cee. Is there a workaround? here is a MWE: ...
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old style numerals in mhchem equations

I use the Lucida font for my documents with its old style numerals in text and its lining figures in mathmode. But how can I get lining figures inside chemical eqautions with mhchem? Here is some ...
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Kröger Vink notation

This question led to a new feature in a package: chemformula How to properly typeset Kröger Vink notation? I can try something like \ce{V_O^{..}} (using mhchem) but the dots are not aligned ...
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\mbox does not draw a box inside align*

\mbox doesn't work inside align*: \begin{document} \usepackage{mhchem} \begin{align*} \ce{K_w} &= \ce{[H3O+][OH^-]} \\ -\log \ce{K_w} &= -\log ( \ce{[H3O+][OH^-]} ) \\ -\log ...
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Hyphenation of terms containing symbols other than letters

I'm trying to hyphenate a chemical name and have come into difficulty. The word I'm trying to hyphenate is poly(ethyeneglycol). I'm using babel and inputenc. I've tried specifying a custom ...
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Number mhchem reactions and create a \listofreactions

Is there a way to create an environment for reactions defined with mhchem that behaves similarly to equation in terms of numbering the reactions (including a \nonumber command)? Can I get a list of ...
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Why does mhchem complain about this?

Alright, I'm trying to make a command to insert a proton. This code works fine: \documentclass[12pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage{amssymb,mathtools} \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} ...
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Macro's in mhchem?

I want to write hydroxyl radicals quite frequently, so I thought of making a small macro. But with the macro, the text is not processed as chemical compounds in the mhchem package. Consider the ...
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Collision between mhchem and mathdesign

Maybe related to a package database update to last versions, I have a collision between the mchem package and other font-related packages such as mathdesign. Whenever I try to use the command \ce{} to ...
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Unequal equilibrium arrows with overhead text

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} \begin{document} \ce{CH2OH + ATP <=>>[\text{Hexokinase}] + \text{glucose 6-phosphate} + ADP + H+} \\ \ce{CH2OH + ATP ...
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How can I get Lewis-like structures + illustrate electron transfer

I know about the existence of packages that allow Lewis structures but that is not the question. The question is how to illustrate radical reactions as depicted below. The solution would ideally be ...
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Drawing Kinetic Schemes in Latex

Do you think it would be possible to use the mhchem package and their arrows (e.g. <=>>) in drawing a cyclic kinetic scheme such as : or do you think it would be better to use a different ...
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Mhchem with decimal ratios

Without using full math-mode, does anyone know how to use the mhchem package with non-integer atomic subscripts. Consider the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} ...
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Clash between mhchem and breqn. Any way to dodge or fix?

The use of breqn causes the subscript numbers in chemical expressions, formatted by mhchem, to be exlargened and perhaps moved slightly making it look ugly. Is there a way to avoid this or should I ...
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using \cancel within a mhchem command italicizes text (how to prevent?)

The text being cancelled is italicized when the following code is printed. How do I prevent this? Here is a minimum working example: \documentclass[11pt, oneside]{article} ...
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Typesetting transition metal cluster in mhchem?

I would like to use mhchem's \ce command to typeset a transition metal cluster. If I use \ce{[Ru(cod)($2\text{-}$methylallyl)2]}, I get the correct output, but it is very much a hack. I have tried ...
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Text containing math above and below equilibrium sign won't compile (using mhchem)

Why won't this compile? I suspect the math inside the []s are preventing compilation. If so how do I make this work? Thanks. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} ...
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Side reaction arrows: in and out

I want side arrows coming in and out of the reaction, a ubiquitous convention in biochemistry yet astonishingly not supported by packages like mhchem. mychemistry supports it (see p26 of package ...
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Chemical equation with heat of formation

I'm new to Latex and I'm having some trouble with a simple chemical equation. I have the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem} % Package for chemical equation ...
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uppercase and mhchem

How do I achieve a proper uppercase including chemical formulas typeset with mhchem, i.e. everything but chemical formulas are capital letters? MWE: \documentclass{minimal} ...
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How to draw horizontal line within align and mhchem? [duplicate]

No matter what I do, I can't get the line to position properly. align* always wants to move it. and i can't use \noalignwithin \cee, or perhaps I'm not using it properly (beginner here)? Here's a MWE: ...
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How do I properly display chemical compounds within \equation? (mhchem won't do what I need)

I am trying to programmatically convert a very large number of documents that have chemical compounds represented within math equations. I am converting from some flavor of RUNOFF (I think..it isn't ...
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Since few days: Trouble with mhchem using \listoftables or \listoffigures

I'm having trouble with the mhchem package. When I have a figure with a separate TOC entry that involves a \ce{} environment, I get error messages saying that the control sequence \aaaa is not ...
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Rightarrow with a Delta on it (for use with the mhchem package)

I have a small problem with arrows. I need a \rightarrow with a \Delta on it. Can you help me, please? I use the chemistry package \usepackage[version=3]{mhchem}.
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Mhchem overfull boxes

I am using the mhchem package in-line and the equations don't break lines and thus cause overfull boxes. Any way to force them to follow the rules for line breaks. i.e. the following sentence: ...
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Column format datatool

all. Suppose I have a csv file (let's call it data.csv): Solution,mol/L,Volume(mL),delta_v(mL),moles HNO3,16,5,0.2,3.125E-4 NaOH,6,20.2,0.2,3.367E-3 H2O,1;200,5,2.000E-1 H2SO4,6,5.2;0.2,8.667E-4 ...
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mhchem reaction arrows seem to break when using a command in the \ce environment

I've tried making the command \newcommand{\aq}{_{(aq)}} to make the subscript to show that an ion is aqueous, but when used in the \ce command it breaks the reaction arrows \ce{2Cu(OH2)^{2+}_{6} + ...
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How to control line spacing and subscript location in captions?

I just started using mhchem and am having problems with captions. Subscripts from mchem overlap with superscripts. I can think of two possible solutions (and trivially not using mchem in captions): ...
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How to write reactions spanning more lines?

I would like to insert a few reactions in my latex document which need to be on more lines, similarly to the reactions shown below. What is the easiest way to achieve this? Up to now I only wrote ...
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interaction between mhchem \ce command and square brackets

So I have a number of equations with concentrations in them... and using mhchem I find an anomaly (probably in my understanding!) when I use \ce with [] \ce{[OH-]} does not give me [OH^{-}], but ...
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Reaction arrows with reaction rates with subscripts with mhchem and Sphinx

I am using Sphinx 1.1.3 to document a reaction rate with an underscore. \ce{A + $h$\nu ->[k_A] B} It works perfectly when I make html documentation, using MathJax and a template file containing ...
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Typesetting molecular transition lines, like CO 5-4

The mhchem lets me typeset molecules. But, I do not know how to properly typeset the energy levels important in spectroscopy. For example, in this paper, section 2.1, we find the following: ...
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Chemstyle creates export error [closed]

So I finally got everything working after having to add several packages I never thought I'd have to. Live preview shows a perfect manuscript, but for some reason, when I go to export, I get this ...
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Missing $ error

Why doesn't this code compile? % Oxidation and reduction % Author: Arne Röhrs % Note that two compilations are necessary. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Create New Type of Align Environment with Unique Counter

I am trying to typeset some chemical equations in my thesis, and I would like to have the chemical equations have a unique counter from regular equations. I also need to have some of them align over ...