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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    Yeah, that's the first thing I thought of when I saw Cp :p:

    CpCp2 or Cp3 :confused:
    CpCp2, I suppose. It's the only formula ambiguity I've ever come across, though, so who knows? I still think whichever (presumably) physicist did the naming should be taken out and shot.
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    (Original post by -Kav-)
    CpCp2, I suppose. It's the only formula ambiguity I've ever come across, though, so who knows? I still think whichever (presumably) physicist did the naming should be taken out and shot.
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    Yay, I like Copernicus
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    (Original post by -Kav-)
    CpCp2, I suppose. It's the only formula ambiguity I've ever come across, though, so who knows? I still think whichever (presumably) physicist did the naming should be taken out and shot.
    Physicists love ambiguous notation, they even have to resort to different fonts to represent things (e.g. \mathcal{E} = \text{Electric field and } E = \text{Energy}).

    And the confusion between the chemistry and physics thermodynamics notation.
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    Different fonts?

    I'll have you know they're different alphabets entirely.
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    As long as nobody makes a family of aryl argon compounds...
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    (Original post by around)
    Different fonts?

    I'll have you know they're different alphabets entirely.
    I originally thought it was Greek, but a capital epsilon looks like E. It looks like a big lowercase epsilon, which is weird. :p:
 
 
 
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