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Chemicals Discussion[edit]

The discussion here concerns all parts of the Chemicals WikiProject, including the infoboxes, lists, standards, includes/excludes, tools, contributors, etc etc etc. Feel free to add your comments to any section here, or start a new topic. Topics not specifically related to the Chemicals WikiProject would be better served at other wikipages.

Actual wikiproject info: statistics and alerts[edit]

The worklist shows the actual work to be done to achieve the goals of the Chemicals wikiproject. The choice of important compounds articles to work on has been finalized in an earlier stage of the wikiproject (around mid 2005), and no further articles are added, although we remain open for strong suggestions on this talkpage. The work these days focuses on improving the articles, from Chem Stub all the way to Chem A-Class articles. The table below shows that progress.

Worklist historical status
2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Jun Oct May Oct Mar Oct Feb Aug Apr Dec
A-Class 29 26 32 32 33 25 25 23 18 18
B-Class 71 84 101 130 148 156 158 180 185 188
Start 112 131 199 190 174 174 180 153 160 161
Stub 97 130 46 29 27 27 19 26 19 18
unclassified 76 - - - - - - - - -
Total 385 371 378 381 382 382 382 382 382 382
Chem Start
55.1 65.0 87.8 92.3 92.9 92.9 95.0 94.0 95.0 95.3
progress, %
42.2 50.4 57.8 60.8 62.2 61.7 62.4 63.1 63.2 63.9

The percentage ≥ Chem Start was indicative of the initial effort. Now that we are progressing to more advanced progress, the weighted progress indicator is used, calculated as (Unclass*0 + Stub*1 + Start*2 + B-Class*3 + A-Class*4) / (Articles*4).

For the statistics for all chemicals, as registered by the bot, also see complete list

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Fluorine peer review[edit]

Please review and fix "Fluorine". In particular, I know there are some top notch practicing chemists here. What I want is a check of the science, especially the structural compound review at the end for mistakes in fact or emphasis. Thanks.-TCO

Categories for image cleanup[edit]

Stumbled across these three cats, whose contents could use some human decision for transferring to commons, outright deletion, or keeping as-is:

Most entries are things that are conceptually ripe for moving to commons. But some are of chemicals that already have superior diagrams hosted there (no sense moving a small gif if have svg or good png). And some are pretty bad but don't have a replacement on commons (worth a few minutes to ChemDraw a good one and put it on commons). A few really are best retained locally for various reasons. We've been pretty good at keeping the manually-tagged categories clean:

For those inclined to do more from-scratch work, we have:

Is there a central place to put this TODO-ish list so I, I mean "we", don't lose it? DMacks (talk) 06:52, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

How about you put it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Chemicals#Activities in progress, possibly under its own subheading? Graeme Bartlett (talk) 11:03, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
I think that the three categories above may be emptied quite quickly. Having a look at the orphaned ones may help. --Leyo 22:25, 9 August 2015 (UTC)

How does one join this group[edit]

I'm a pretty new editor and I would like to join this group, how do I do that?Lukejodonnell (talk) 19:42, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Welcome! There is no procedure for joining. This is an informal group. Anyone that wishes to participate in activity or any discussion here is free to do so. You can add your name to the list at Wikipedia:WikiProject_Chemicals#Participants if you wish to let others know of your participation. -- Ed (Edgar181) 19:47, 19 August 2015 (UTC)

Featured articles labeled A-class[edit]

Is there a reason why FA-class articles in this project are not marked as such on the talk pages? The highest rating for this project seems to be A-class instead. For example, Talk:Amphetamine shows the article as A-class CHEM article rather than FA-class even though the parameter in the template is FA. Was FA simply never implemented? Sizeofint (talk) 05:17, 20 August 2015 (UTC)

You're right, FA was not implemented. I updated the class mask to correct it. Opabinia regalis (talk) 05:39, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
At the time, it was a deliberate choice NOT to implement FA-class. We had the assessment system (with A-class but no FA-class) here on WP:Chem before it was adopted more widely. Likewise, this project never adopted C-class in 2008 or so. At this point, though, I don't see any strong reason not to go along with the standard system - unless someone wants to make the case?! Walkerma (talk) 22:20, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Opabinia, I don't see a reason not to use the standard system. Sizeofint (talk) 17:12, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

New solvents[edit]

Of the six new solvents mentioned in the C&EN article Cleaning up a Solvent Problem, only 1,3-propanediol seem to have an article in Wikipedia. The other five, butyl 3-hydroxybutyrate (wd), N,N-dimethyl-9-decenamide, dipropylene glycol phenyl ether (wd), ethyl levulinate glycerol ketal and methyl-9-dodecenoate do all appear as red links. Or are some of them present under different names? --Leyo 21:57, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

searching by structure, only 1,3-propanediol currently exists. --Project Osprey (talk) 22:29, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
How did you do that? On-site or with an external tool? --Leyo 23:33, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Water (data page)[edit]

I have nominated Water (data page) for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Water (data page). Quasihuman (talk • contribs) 15:29, 27 August 2015 (UTC)