# Chemistry package for typesetting nuclide

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:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[version=3]{mhchem}

\begin{document}
$\ce{^{14}_{7}C}$
\end{document}

• \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} May 23, 2013 at 18:31
• BTW: I know I lot of chemistry related packages but I believe that mhchem or chemmacros are your best choices May 23, 2013 at 18:35

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:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{mhchem,chemmacros}

\begin{document}

mhchem: \ce{^{14}_7N}

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

\end{document}