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# How to write chemical formulae

### Simple chemical notation

For simple chemical notation, you can using the via the x^2y button in the toolbar. All details here.

### More complex chemical notation

Go to your article's Data folder from the toolbar and add a file called header.tex with the following line in it:

\newcommand*\chem[1]{\ensuremath{\mathrm{#1}}}

Then, go back to the article view, insert a LaTeX snippet and type some chemical formulae, for example:
$\chem{H_2} + (1/2)\,\chem{O_2} = \chem{H_2O}$

will produce:

$${}^{4}_{12}\mathbf{C}^{5+}_{2}$$

will produce:

Updated on: 05/01/2020