There is an mhchem extension for Mathjax that could prove useful in some cases. Would it help on Worldbuilding? I've seen questions involving chemical reactions that might find it pretty helpful.

I've asked about the possible downsides on Meta.

  • $\begingroup$ What is the drawback ? $\endgroup$ Jul 19, 2015 at 19:10
  • $\begingroup$ @bilbo_pingouin I have no idea if there is a technical drawback. $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868 Mod
    Jul 19, 2015 at 19:11
  • $\begingroup$ If there aren't, I don't see why we don't have it already ;-) $\endgroup$ Jul 19, 2015 at 19:29
  • $\begingroup$ As long as it's not mandatory to use these extensions and that there are no drawbacks = yes. $\endgroup$
    – Vincent
    Jul 19, 2015 at 21:29
  • $\begingroup$ Do any other sites (like Chemistry) already use it? Or is this something that would have to be newly implemented on the network? $\endgroup$ Jul 20, 2015 at 2:48
  • $\begingroup$ @MonicaCellio Chemistry already uses it. $\endgroup$
    – HDE 226868 Mod
    Jul 20, 2015 at 20:30

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I'd say we do. As long as someone can provide a link to some basic documentation on how to use it, I see it being very useful. I know for a fact there have been several answers of mine alone that could have done with better chemical equation formatting, and plenty more questions that could have had chemically-minded answers for which it would be useful.

Of course, there may be technical limitations we don't know of; that's for SE to tell us about.


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