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Re: elephantiasis, I think the name is less to do with the size and more the appearance of the affected skin.Furorimpius (talk) 12:15, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

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What[edit]

Why did you send me a message if you had nothing to say? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Goldrawer7 (talkcontribs) 18:04, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

Same with me! Ticked off? I have no idea who you are! Digifiend (talk) 19:44, 1 September 2013 (UTC)

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Speedy delete noms[edit]

Hi DudeWithAFeud! Thank you for your contributions here in Wikipedia. Anyway, I would like to inform you that I have removed the speedy deletion notice you add at the Rock Bottom (SpongeBob SquarePants) article. If you think that wasn't right, please open another deletion discussion at WP:AFD.

Also, regarding your speedy deletion noms, I learned that you wanted to delete the Extreme Spots article with a reason saying "a single episode of SpongeBob really wouldn't constitute encyclopedia-worthy material." So what do you think the criteria for a SpongeBob episode to have an article? That reason you presented was not right since it cited some important details about it like its plot, production details, releases and critical response from various media critics. Not to mention that the article you tagged is a Good article. Please refrain from doing such (but I'm not telling you to stop on tagging some article you think is deletion-worthy, just think about it). For further information about this concern, you can visit WP:CSD or WP:DEL. Thanks and have a nice day. Mediran (tc) 10:17, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Oh. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 19:29, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

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Wikipedia:WikiProject State Highways[edit]

Hello, roadfan! There is WP:WikiProject U.S. Roads (USRD) which already covers all state highways in every state and territory of the US. Additionally, there is WP:USRD/LA, the Louisiana task force of USRD. There's no need to duplicate efforts, and we'd like to welcome you to the project. (You may want to tag this other project page for deletion.) Imzadi 1979  02:24, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Oh. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 02:35, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
You may want to add {{db-g7}} to the top of that page you created so an administrator can delete it. Welcome to USRD! Imzadi 1979  02:42, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

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Using AARoads as a source[edit]

Hey, there! Just so you know, when creating articles for highways in Louisiana, or anywhere else for that matter, try to avoid using the AARoads website as a source. AARoads is a self-published source and is not considered reliable. Also, since you haven't been using inline citations, it's kind of hard to tell what you're using AARoads to cite. TCN7JM 20:55, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

OK then. BTW I was using AARoads to find the length of the roads, as well as where they begin and end at. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 22:24, 26 September 2013 (UTC)
A good map from LaDOTD or another source can be used for that. In the Wikipedia sense, we don't allow self-published sources (SPSs) other than some that meet certain exceptions. They aren't classified as "reliable sources", even if they're reliable to the general world, because there is no one exercising "editorial oversight". At a standard book publisher, someone fact-checks the manuscripts before printing. At a newspaper or magazine, editors review all of the articles before they're published. With a website like AARoads, there isn't a reputation for such activities, so we have to exclude it as a source we can use. Imzadi 1979  22:42, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Oh okay then. Thanks! DudeWithAFeud (talk) 22:43, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Current route lengths to two decimal places are available as part of La DOTD's GIS data which can be downloaded from their website. You just have to be careful to factor in any concurrencies, which are usually listed under the data for the lowest-numbered route only. Britinvasion64 (talk) 03:13, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Alrighty then. Thanks, I should talk to you more. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 03:18, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Some quick & dirty USRD article tips[edit]

There's a good page you should look over at WP:USRD/NEW. It's out "New user orientation", and it covers the different parts of a good highway article along with other stuff related to the project.

Just looking over Louisiana Highway 156, one of the articles you recently created that I tagged for the project, I have the following suggestions to make.

  1. Would it hurt if I asked that you tried to write a paragraph on each highway when you create the article? Ideally, a reader should get a bit more context than "Louisiana Highway 156 is a state highway in Goldonna, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana." The infobox has different information, yet it should be a summary of the article. You could at least put the length of the road and the locations of the termini into that paragraph, so there's three sentences already, four if each terminus is listed separately.
  2. We almost always write highway articles in the US in west-to-east or south-to-north order. There are exceptions and oddities, of course.
  3. You can "pipe" a link to alter is displayed output using the pipe character, "|". For example, since Louisiana is mentioned at the start of the sentence, it gets repetitive and boring to repeat it twice more. You could type out [[Goldonna, Louisiana|Goldonna]] and the link will display as: Goldonna. (Note that with links containing a comma like that, the servers will automatically drop the content after the comma so [[Goldonna, Louisiana|]] would do the same thing.)
  4. In the infobox, we use |direction_a= to indicate the cardinal direction of the |terminus_a= entry. So in other words, if this is an east–west highway, you can say add |direction_a=West to say it's the western terminus. Ditto |direction_b=East and |terminus_b=.
  5. Also in the infobox, I would list locations for the junctions. Does it intersect LA 9 right in Goldonna? If so, say so! If you repeat a city in the infobox though, it only needs to be linked the first time.
  6. Last one for today, but you should be citing your sources in these articles. We can help you learn how to do that, but the short primer is to list your source in between <ref> ... </ref> tags. Try to list as much information about your source (author, publisher, date/year it was published, date it was accessed if it's online) as you can. Put the ref tags for the footnote at the end of the sentence it is citing, and insert a References section with {{reflist}} toward the bottom of the article. Wherever {{reflist}} is located is where the server will insert the list of references.

Yeah, I know this is probably a bit to digest, but writing articles isn't easy. USRD as a project is focusing on improving the articles we have already, rather than pushing to create all of the missing redlinks. Sometimes, a one-sentence stub article is actually less useful to our reader than no article; at least without an article the reader will go looking elsewhere in their Google search for information. If they come to Wikipedia and get only a single sentence that doesn't answer their question, we've just wasted their time and frustrated them. Imzadi 1979  17:45, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Alright then. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 17:46, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Re: Your contribution to article Gay[edit]

Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia. Please provide sources to accompany your contributions, especially when the added information is clearly questionable and/or controversial. It may be true, but how do I know it's not just the misguided musings of an otherwise intelligent person going out on an unstable limb?   Thaneformerly Guðsþegn  23:23, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

I have been adding more information to the articles, look at this one. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 23:25, 27 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

On the 1st of September you messaged me `Hi' If I recall. Now it is the end of the month so I say to you good sir `Hi' as well. P.S. I'm not some old man I'm pretty young and I'm doing an impersonation — Preceding unsigned comment added by Goldrawer7 (talkcontribs) 15:25, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Wow. The irony. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 17:44, 30 September 2013 (UTC)

Ways to improve Louisiana Highway 1046[edit]

Hi, I'm Rubaisport. DudeWithAFeud, thanks for creating Louisiana Highway 1046!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Hi, its appreciated that you are creating new pages about state highways, but it would be great if you are able to add some references to these articles. Articles without references may be marked for deletion in the future.

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Your DYK nomination of Louisiana Highway 175[edit]

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Philately Wikiproject[edit]

Welcome to the Philately WikiProject. Hopefully you have a good time, start many new articles and can contribute lots to the existing ones as we need that. BTW, I fixed the philately userbox on you user page. Hope you don't mind. Cheers ww2censor (talk) 09:37, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

It's okay Ww2censor. Also, have you looked at my work on U.S. Roads WikiProject, and in particular, my work on Louisiana State Highways? DudeWithAFeud (talk) 09:50, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Ways to improve Louisiana Highway 3286[edit]

Hi, I'm The Cosmos Master. DudeWithAFeud, thanks for creating Louisiana Highway 3286!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Needs more infomation and references.

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I cannot find any source that lists where this highway is located. And pretty much the only way to accurately identify this is to look at the 30xx prefixed highways of every city that U.S. Route 90 follows (which would be enormously painstaking, considering the fact that Louisiana has hundreds of these highways). DudeWithAFeud (talk) 17:24, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Editing another user's page[edit]

Editing another user's page without a good reason or permission is considered rude. I've been out of town for the past weekend, and I would have gotten around to deciding if I wanted to display that award or not in my time. Imzadi 1979  23:41, 6 October 2013 (UTC)

Sorry then for any inconvenience. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 17:24, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Your DYK nomination of Louisiana Highway 31[edit]

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Ok then. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 17:24, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

Louisiana Highway 424[edit]

I just saw this come up on the new articles list, and I have a comment to make. In the infobox, can you please start using |direction_a= and |direction_b= ? By inserting a direction into each, the infobox will say "South end:" instead of "From:" and "North end:" instead of "To:", or whichever is appropriate. Also, I'm not sure why you used {{south}} and {{north}} there. Are those the southern and northern terminus? Please help.

Additionally, I'm going to caution you and ask that you temper your enthusiasm. USRD has annual goals. This year, they are to improve the project's overall relative WikiWork to 4.4, to de-stub a total of 25 states and to clean up the articles related to Interstate and US Highways (WP:USRD#Goals). Each article you've created lately has been a single-paragraph stub, setting back the project goal. We're currently 574 articles classes away from hitting the 4.4 goal, but each new stub increases that total. Creating articles is a good thing, but systematically creating stubs and then leaving them in poor shape doesn't help the project. Imzadi 1979  23:01, 8 October 2013 (UTC)

I've been trying to expand them, Imzadi. And I used tl south to signify the terminus, correct. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 00:28, 9 October 2013 (UTC)
OK, but that's not how it should be done. This is what you should have done. Also, please indent your replies by starting them with a colon (:). If you need to indent more levels, use more colons (:: or ::: etc). Imzadi 1979  18:52, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

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Teahouse question[edit]

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Ways to improve Louisiana Highway 382[edit]

Hi, I'm Creeper919. DudeWithAFeud, thanks for creating Louisiana Highway 382!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. This article is very short. You might want to add some references and some other things. Otherwise, it is good. Do you live near it?

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Ways to improve Louisiana Highway 380[edit]

Hi, I'm Creeper919. DudeWithAFeud, thanks for creating Louisiana Highway 380!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. Nice highways. Try writing some more and taking more time!

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. Creeper919 (talk) 01:26, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Creeper. Glad to see my work paying off. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 01:26, 17 October 2013 (UTC)
It would be better if you'd expand them beyond a single paragraph with an infobox. Ideally, a good highway article should have a section devoted to describing the route of that highway (the "Route description"), another that has the changes made over the years (the "History") and a third section with a MOS:RJL-compliant junction list table (the name varies based on state and freeway vs. non-freeway). Creating articles with a single paragraph lacking historical context doesn't help, so you work isn't "paying off" yet. There's nothing wrong with redlinks, but lots of stubby articles still means we have lots of work to do. Imzadi 1979  01:46, 17 October 2013 (UTC)

Louisiana Highway 365[edit]

Dude, you need to work on your writing. We're going to need to translate that article into English so that others can make sense of the situation. Let's look at some of the sentences and point out the problems.

  1. "The highway begins at LA 370, and continues east-west colliding with LA 13, where it is referred to as 'Branch Highway'."
    • Two highways do not collide; they intersect.
    • Which highway is referred to as "Branch Highway": LA 365 or LA 13?
  2. "LA 1109 forms, LA 367 makes an intersection, and near Branch, it intersects with LA 35."
    • LA 1109 froms from what?
    • "makes an intersection" is just being wordy.
    • Which highway intersects with LA 35? Using it, like in the previous sentence is ambiguous when you have 4 possible subjects.
  3. "LA 1101 is also formed during this course of events, as well as another intersection with LA 95."
    • I get that highways are linear objects, but they aren't a timeline. Please try to provide a spacial, not temporal, reference for the features along a subject roadway.
  4. "The highway, now known as the Mary Alice Drive, creates LA 1098 and turns north-south as LA 761 is formed near Church Point."
    • LA 365 is a road, an inanimate object; it can't "create" another one. It can't form another road either.
  5. "The highway meets its end at LA 98 later on south."
    • Which end" east or west?
    • Again, "later" is a time-based reference, not a distance- or geographic-based reference.

Dude, you're not helping USRD by creating articles of such low quality. Actually, you're making more work for other people. Eventually, someone is going to have to clean up and expand all of these articles. If they were left as redlinks, someone could start with a blank canvas. If I were at all interested in Louisiana highways (beyond my self-appointed task of tagging any new USRD articles for assessment), I would start by erasing everything you've written and writing it all over from scratch in a more coherent format. The infobox would need to be fixed to indicate which is the eastern and which is the western terminus since you never do that.

If you didn't get the message before, let me be very blunt: creating crappy stubs just to turn links from red to blue doesn't help. Please, please, please, work on your writing skills and go back to fix the mess you've been making. Imzadi 1979  00:44, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Okay. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 01:38, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

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November 2013[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Gtwfan52. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Bad Axe, Michigan, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you need guidance on referencing, please see the referencing for beginners tutorial, or if you think I made a mistake, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. Apparently you did not hear what Imzadi 1979 told you above. This is supposed to be a serious work, and all entries are supposed to be verifiable. How would you propose to verify your edit on a large number of "Wheat" pennies being in Bad Axe, and whatever would make you think storehouse was the best word to use to describe that large number? This isn't creative writing 101, this is an encyclopedia! Gtwfan52 (talk) 02:40, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

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[1]—it is against policy to call someone a moron in an edit summary. Wikipedia only works when people are civil to one another. Slinging insults creates a work environment nobody wants to be in (and, since this is a volunteer project, when people feel unwelcome, they can just leave, which hurts the project). I trust that you will not use such hostile language in the future. —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 10:35, 14 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm sorry. I'll try not to act that way. But he was intentionally removing factual information without administrator authorization to perform such an action. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 10:53, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
I'll grant you that he was going about things in an equally abrasive way (which he was warned for by another administrator). However, removal of content is often an appropriate editoral tool, especially when the information is uncited, as it was in this case. Therefore, you don't need admin approval to delete or revert out information (indeed, in the case of biographies of living people, removing uncited material is encouraged in some situations). In this particular instance, a better way to handle things would be to either reference the material (thus resolving his concerns) or have a calm discussion on the article talk page. —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 01:02, 15 December 2013 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

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Farm to Market Roads in Texas[edit]

Hey, there! I noticed your addition to the Work column at WP:USRD/P. I would just like to notify you that we are actually trying to merge away most of the Farm to Market Road articles into lists, and creating a bunch of stubs just to get rid of redlinks probably isn't the best idea because they'll most likely be merged into a list in the near future. List of Farm to Market Roads in Texas (1–99) is an example of the lists we are trying to create, though that list is still clearly unfinished. TCN7JM 02:48, 28 December 2013 (UTC)

Speedy delete nominations[edit]

I just declined 4 speedy delete nominations you made. In all four of them your rationale was that it was a blank page. all four of them were easily fixed by looking at the history and restoring the content that someone else blanked. When you come across a blank page you should always look at the history to see if there is any history. GB fan 00:28, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

FM list[edit]

Looks good so far. When adding references to the TxDOT designation files, make sure that you use the {{TxDOT}} template instead of just pasting in a bare URL. This makes it easier to find the page again (or a copy of it) if TxDOT moves or deletes it, since people know what the page's title and thus its likely content was. You can see how the template works by looking at the other usages of it on that page.

On a few of the entries, I just put a region like Texas Panhandle rather than listing out the counties, so as to cut down on the size of the infobox (on my monitor, the infoboxes are still bigger than the content in most cases). Four counties probably (barely) fits, but any more than that and it would be better to just note the general region of the state rather than try to convert them to list all the counties. Thanks for helping fill in the list with content! —Scott5114 [EXACT CHANGE ONLY] 18:55, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

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Hay CalzoneManiac, you want to plan out Aaqib Wiki's future? Well, I am globally disabled since my account has expired, I though you would like to work on wikiversity:Wikia/Aaqib Wiki? I am planning on coming back. --Goldenburg111 (talk) 19:29, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Yeah that would work good. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 21:41, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Why don't you join Wikiversity by creating your userpage and I'll get you started! --Goldenburg111 (talk) 23:20, 24 January 2014 (UTC)
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Wikia[edit]

Why haven't you edited on Wikia since Feb. 12?--Seacactus

Well, on Feb 12, a tree hit our power line, which surged our electricity and fried all of our TVs and three of our computers. I've tried editing from XP but it remains in "Editor" mode infinitely. I cannot edit probably because they stopped supporting that version some time ago. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 19:13, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

Will you ever be able to edit again?-Sea

I don't know, Seacactus. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 22:17, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Sup Dude, I haven't seen you in weeks. How are you? --Goldenburg111 (talk) 16:33, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

Doin' fine. I think I will have my computer running by May or so. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 02:52, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

that's good, loopa23 is here on Wikipedia to. --Goldenburg111 (talk) 21:38, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Philately[edit]

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Hi. I am mostly studying 1847-1940 US stamps. Most examples of the 90c stamp in used are very faulty and are rare items. Also, many covers used during the Civil War containing the 1851-60 issue have had OLD STAMPS cancels on them, which has been proven because I have actually seen a photograph of one of those covers in an old 2003 US catalog. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 17:36, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

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Old stamps not valid paragraph.[edit]

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  In my opinion, you should remove the paragraph you added to the Postage Stamps and Postal History of the United States entry for several reasons:

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Thanks! BTW I suffer from Aspergers syndrome! DudeWithAFeud (talk) 22:20, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

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NaCl structure[edit]

The NaCl structure motif is plastered across the chem pages because it is a very common structural motif. It is understandable that one would want to remove an image of NaCl structure standing in for BaS, but things all look nearly identical. Using the same images (i) saves time and (ii) reminds readers that certain simple stoichiometries usually crystallize in very standard motifs (NaCl, CdCl2, rutile, fluorite ...). So that is what is going on there. --Smokefoot (talk) 17:25, 21 February 2015 (UTC)

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Non-rendering edits to U-matic[edit]

This is purely my personal opinion, not official WP policy or even a guideline—but personally, I would like to ask you to refrain from edits that do not affect the rendered text, such as this one that you made to U-matic. Such edits increase editor workload, particularly as regard to removed extra spaces, because such changes are very difficult to see in the differences view. The extra spaces do not affect the rendered text and need not be removed. Extra newlines are, similarly, almost never rendered, and can greatly confuse the "diffs" display (as you will see by comparing the diff above showing just your changes to this one, which shows the newline restored but with your other changes intact). Thank you for your consideration. Jeh (talk) 03:29, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Actually, I think this is covered by some guideline or other, but I can't offhand say what or where. In any case, though, Jeh is quite right: the change achieves no useful purpose whatever, and can sometimes cause a lot of waste of time and effort for an editor trying to figure out what an edit has done. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 13:36, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

periodictable.com is not a reliable source, at least not for safety claims. Materialscientist (talk) 01:01, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Your source for Picric acid's and Potassium peroxide NFPA 704 is in error. Several sources contradict it. I think it has typos. Please double check your work. Thank you Jim1138 (talk) 07:55, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Ok. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 20:47, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Strontium-90[edit]

I have reverted your unsourced edits claiming that 90Sr can undergo alpha decay. Statements like that require a good source - which you're not going to find, because 90Sr simply doesn't undergo alpha decay. Kolbasz (talk) 23:10, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Okay. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 23:24, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Please refrain from churning the whitespace[edit]

To echo the comment above this, edits like this one that you made, that do nothing but remove extra spaces, are not a good idea. For starters, many editors prefer to use two spaces at the end of sentences to make them visually easier to find in the edit window. Such a practice is harmless, because the HTML rendering engine ignores the double space and readers of the article never see any difference. Furthermore, changes such as yours just complicate the editing history of an article and make diffs between versions more time-consuming to go through. Finally, another way of looking this is that if removing extra spaces were a useful thing to do, Wikipedia would already have bots that do it. Humans should spend their efforts here doing more valuable things that the bots can't do. Thanks. Wasted Time R (talk) 01:26, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Okay. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 01:44, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

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HSbF6 oxidizes water?[edit]

Re your recent edit at Fluoroantimonic acid, you might check around, but it would be surprising to me at least if Sb(V) oxidized water! The stuff just hydrates exothermically, like other anhydrous strong acids. I doubt if the Sb-F bonds even hydrolyze, as SbF6- salts are stable to water. --Smokefoot (talk) 13:10, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

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Really?[edit]

"Sodium sulfide can also be produced by the reaction with sodium cyanide" that much seems believable (notability is another question). But the equation looks unlikely, so I removed it, to give us time to fill it in later. With best wishes, --Smokefoot (talk) 01:42, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

If you are interested[edit]

If you are scouting for compounds that need pages, organosilicon compounds are a rich source. Things like triphenylsilane and diphenylsilane. Just try to keep the compounds you write about somewhat notable, which is very important for your street cred as well as a measure of service to Wikipedia. Just because a compound exists is not much a reason to write it up. We did phenylsilane some time ago. A good place to get basic info is the Sigma-Aldrich catalogue, which is on-line. --Smokefoot (talk) 03:37, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Oh wow!!! Very interesting! DudeWithAFeud (talk) 06:20, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

Methane[edit]

Since I am being so tough on your edits, I wanted to offer to help a little. So here are tips related to your proposed route to CHFClBr: 2 CH4 + F2 + Cl2 + Br2 → 2 CHFClBr + 3 H2

  • Usually if one mixes several reagents (CH4 + F2 + Cl2 + Br2), one can expect a mess. Important exceptions exist, but for organic chemistry, it is a useful rule.
  • Few organic synthetic reactions generate H2, period. Ironically, this statement conflicts with the weird fact that H2 is produced industrially mainly by water + methane. But the steam reforming reaction is conducted at pretty high temp.
  • Instead, halogenation of saturated hydrocarbons cogenerate HX (X = F, Cl, Br). If you check the articles on chloromethane or carbon tetrachloride, you will see this reaction. Chemists think of HX as sort of a spent oxidant (X2) in the same way that we think of H2O as spent O2.

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Okay. Thanks for some advice. DudeWithAFeud (talk) 01:47, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

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