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New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« on: March 28, 2006, 04:12:57 AM »
Just finished writing the code for the new Chemistry Dictionary menu item on your left. Feel free to check it out and submit your definitions. It's not very customizable at the moment, but I'll delete the accumulated trash over time, or better, maybe I can get somone to do it for me?  :D

If trash becomes problematic, I'll restrict submissions to Chemist and Staff membergroups, until then it'll be "open" to everyone.

Please try it out and let me know if you notice any problems. Aesthitics always comes second around here though.
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2006, 05:28:33 AM »
according to chemistry-dictionary:

ACIDIC SALT

A salt containing an ionizable hydrogen atom; does not necessarily produce acidic solutions.
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2006, 01:13:16 PM »
fixed. ;)
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2006, 05:21:01 PM »
I found that new chemistry dictionary thing. I think it's a good idea.  Then I though of something for it and decided to come here where I found this thread.

When it grows bigger you should either
A. make it searchable by word
or
B. make it so that you can click on the letter and it brings you down to that letter.

P.S. I'd offer to help maintain it, but it has been over a year and a half since I've programmed a website with javascript and the site was flawed so I gave up. It's also been close to a year since I've written HTML code for a website.
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2006, 08:31:27 PM »
There would be no html or javacrapt involved. Its actually written ridiculously easier than that. Mitch language so to speak.
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2006, 08:37:52 PM »
Here is what the "code" of the database looks like.

Code: [Select]
System   Region_of_chemical_interest.   Mitch
Surroundings   Region_outside_the_system,_and_separated_from_the_system_by_a_boundary.   Mitch
Open_System   Both_energy_and_matter_can_be_exchanged_between_the_system_and_its_surroundings.   Mitch
Closed_System   Only_energy_can_be_transferred,_either_as_work,_or_by_heat_transfer.   Mitch

The actual script that translates that into html would not need to be touched.
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2006, 03:59:56 AM »
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Carbocation: A carbon with an empty pi orbital which carries a positive formal charge.~Yggdrasil

I think a carbocation would have an empty p-orbital. ;) I'll fix it in the morning. Keep them coming though, thanks a lot. :)
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2006, 05:12:09 PM »
O Jeese Mitch that is pretty simple. I realized though that I'm probably not the most qualified person to help keep it clean seeing as I'm not a chemistry major or anything.

P.S. Mitch, I took a look at the source code for the webpage. It's very nice looking. Some webpages the source is insane. Yours looks nice though. Did you program all the code by hand or did you use a program Either way it is some nice looking. If you used a program which one? The only web page devolopment software I've used has made the code fairly hard to edit by hand.
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2006, 01:05:21 AM »
I think a carbocation would have an empty p-orbital. ;) I'll fix it in the morning. Keep them coming though, thanks a lot. :)

My bad.  Good catch.

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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2006, 08:16:03 PM »
The definition of an acid is a bit vague for a chemistry site. Just my opinion :)
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2006, 08:56:59 PM »
Better? Remember you could always add some definitions too. :)
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2006, 09:13:44 PM »
Yes I like it. I will try and add some definitions soon. I wasn't trying to criticise. :)
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2006, 03:32:59 AM »
I don't wanna be a party-pooper, but there's a couple things:

I noticed that when I don't check the box agreeing to terms of service, it just spits out the dictionary again...and if I click "Back" then I lose my typed definition, so I have to type it again.  I don't like that.  lol

The other thing is that WikiMedia may be way ahead of us...again  :-\...http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:Chemistry...is it worth it to have our own?

Overall, I'd say Mitch's new dictionary is quality stuff.
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #13 on: April 07, 2006, 03:46:52 AM »
If it was made so that your text wouldn't still be shown there. What would stop a person from just clicking backspace, submit a million billion times. And if a bot ever did happen to be designed for our dictionary, oddly, I already have our nect line of defense developed. It'll be a proof of life feature I use at http://www.linkgrave.com <~~~~~Not work friendly per-se.

And, if I didn't do things just because other sites already have them, I wouldn't of bothered adding an other chemistry forum to the internet. The over-arching philosophy is to develop content for this site that will keep people here longer and attract more people to be members here. :)
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Re:New Feature: Chemistry Dictionary
« Reply #14 on: April 07, 2006, 03:48:49 AM »
Touche  :D

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