LaTeX Rendering for Equations and Formulas

chip

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LaTeX rending works throughout the forum, and you can use your choice of MATH or TEX tags to wrap your LaTeX:

Using MATH Tags

Here is the Quadratic Formula using MATH tags:
Code:
[MATH]x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}[/MATH]
\(\displaystyle x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}\)


Using TEX Tags

Here is the Quadratic Formula using TEX tags:
Code:
[TEX]x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}[/TEX]
\(\displaystyle x = {-b \pm \sqrt{b^2-4ac} \over 2a}\)
 

chip

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Nov 2019
24
17
Washington
Chemistry Formulas

Chemistry LaTeX has also been added. In addition to math formulas, chemistry inputs will also work when entering them into LaTeX.

Some chemistry formulas:
Code:
[MATH]
\ce{C6H5-CHO}
\ce{$A$ ->[\ce{+H2O}] $B$}
\ce{SO4^2- + Ba^2+ -> BaSO4 v}
[/MATH]
\(\displaystyle \ce{C6H5-CHO}
\ce{$A$ ->[\ce{+H2O}] $B$}
\ce{SO4^2- + Ba^2+ -> BaSO4 v}\)


Using \ce for Chemistry Equations

Here are some examples showing this:
Code:
[MATH]\ce{Na2SO4 ->[H2O] Na+ + SO4^2-}[/MATH]

[MATH]\ce{(2Na+,SO4^2-) + (Ba^2+, 2Cl- ) -> BaSO4 v + 2NaCl}[/MATH]

[MATH]\ce{2LiOH_{(s)} + CO_{2(g)} -> Li_{2}CO_{3(s)}+ H_{2}O_{(g)}}[/MATH]
\(\displaystyle \ce{Na2SO4 ->[H2O] Na+ + SO4^2-}\)

\(\displaystyle \ce{(2Na+,SO4^2-) + (Ba^2+, 2Cl- ) -> BaSO4 v + 2NaCl}\)

\(\displaystyle \ce{2LiOH_{(s)} + CO_{2(g)} -> Li_{2}CO_{3(s)}+ H_{2}O_{(g)}}\)


Using \cf for Chemistry Equations

For those who prefer:
Code:
[MATH]\cf{ A + B -> C + D }[/MATH]
\(\displaystyle \cf{ A + B -> C + D }\)


Using Arrows

You could use \rightarrow instead of ->
Code:
[MATH]\ce{2LiOH_{(s)} + CO_{2(g)} {\rightarrow} Li_{2}CO_{3(s)}+ H_{2}O_{(g)}}[/MATH]
\(\displaystyle \ce{2LiOH_{(s)} + CO_{2(g)} {\rightarrow} Li_{2}CO_{3(s)}+ H_{2}O_{(g)}}\)


Package Numbers in Chemical Formulas

Package numbers in chemical formulas are assumed to be subscripts, to save some typing:
Code:
[MATH]\ce{2LiOH_{(s)} +CO2_{(g)} -> Li2CO3_{(s)} +H2O_{(g)}}[/MATH]
\(\displaystyle \ce{2LiOH_{(s)} +CO2_{(g)} -> Li2CO3_{(s)} +H2O_{(g)}}\)
 
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