Is there a chemistry package with a specific command for typesetting nuclide?

If not, what is the preferred method for typing this?

Here is what I have myself:



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    \ce doesn't have to be used in math mode, it works in text mode as well. The same is a little bit easier with chemmacros as there the subscript shift is not needed: \ch{^{14}7C}
    – cgnieder
    May 23, 2013 at 18:31
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    BTW: I know I lot of chemistry related packages but I believe that mhchem or chemmacros are your best choices
    – cgnieder
    May 23, 2013 at 18:35

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As I mentioned in a comment: I know about a lot of chemistry related packages and maintain a list which I hope is rather complete (if something's missing let me know).

That being said I believe you already made a good choice. The packages mhchem and chemmacros are probably the easiest for this:



mhchem: \ce{^{14}_7N}

chemmacros: \ch{^{14}7N}


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