[NTG-context] Typesetting chemical reaction equations

Ville Voipio ville.voipio at kpatents.com
Fri Jan 27 16:52:25 CET 2006

I would need to typeset some rather simple reaction equations. I do not 
need the structural capabilities of PPCHTeX, just something simpler. The 
thing I am writing has something to do with physical chemistry, so I 
need mathematical equations, as well.

Of course, the natural way to do this:

   NH_3(g) + H^+(aq.) + Cl^-(aq.) \rightarrow NH_4^+(aq.) + Cl^-(aq.)

This gives rather pleasant-looking results. However, is this the right 
(i.e. kosher) way of doing things, or do I run into trouble at some 
later point with this? What are you chemists using?

And how do I switch off the equation numbering for the chemical 
reactions (I'd like to have the mathematical formulae still numbered)?


- Ville

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