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I am using the mhchem package to write chemical formulas. I would like to number my formulas as I go and then crossreference them in the text later on. e.g.

NaCl (1) has some particular characteristics. NaBr (2) has some particular characteristics. The salts (1) and (2) have different characteristics.

Any ideas how to do this?

  • There are several packages that support numbering of chemical compounds. You could use for example the chemnum package. You can find some information and a list of other alternatives here: tex.stackexchange.com/a/38456/134144 – leandriis Jun 25 '18 at 20:43

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