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I am using mhchem package for a chemistry chapter in my document. I have a section in which there is a down arrow with many lines, as shown in image below.
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The code for this that I've wrote so far is like this;

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report}
\usepackage [version=4] {mhchem}
\usepackage[left=2cm,right=2cm,top=2cm,bottom=2cm]{geometry}

\begin{document}
\noindent
\ce{Mg} \qquad strongest reducing agent, more readily becomes oxidized\\
\ce{Al}\\
\ce{Mg}\\
\ce{Zn}\\
\ce{Fe}\\
\ce{Pb}\\
\ce{Cu}\\
\ce{Ag} \qquad weakest reducing agent, least readily becomes oxidized \\

\end{document}



Please tell me that how can I do this. Thanks!

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You could exploit \downarrow that's extensible:

\documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{report}
\usepackage [version=4] {mhchem}
\usepackage[left=2cm,right=2cm,top=2cm,bottom=2cm]{geometry}

\begin{document}

\noindent
$\left\downarrow
\begin{tabular}{l@{\qquad}l@{}}
\ce{Mg} & strongest reducing agent, more readily becomes oxidized\\
\ce{Al}\\
\ce{Mg}\\
\ce{Zn}\\
\ce{Fe}\\
\ce{Pb}\\
\ce{Cu}\\
\ce{Ag} & weakest reducing agent, least readily becomes oxidized
\end{tabular}
\right.$

\end{document}

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