In chemical notation, can I safely assume that the notation of
- a single lower-case latin character
- followed by a hyphen
- followed by an
Elementupper-case latin character (and possibly more characters)
should always be typeset as
- italic lower-case character
- hyphen (i.e. never is a bond)
This question is regarding the further improvement of mhchem.
I know that not all of them stand for the same concept, but I assume they share the same typographical representation. Beware, I am no chemist. And because I don't know the name of these notations, I could not find them in the colored IUPAC books.
The notation is quite rare. There were only 21 usages in 43k
\ce calls extracted from chemistry.SE:
(p-NO2Ph)_2CO t-BuO- i-Pr t-Bu R=i-Pr n-BuNH2 (c-Hex)2BCl a-HCl // should this be \alpha? 1s-H // what is this?