# [texhax] $\dot{O$}, or H \.{O}

Simmie, John john.simmie at nuigalway.ie
Thu Oct 13 13:15:23 CEST 2011

The \dot{C}, etc used in schemes like that below to indicate an unpaired
electron
is somewhat faint/too small/not very noticeable.

\begin{tabular}{llc}
$\mathrm{(CH_3)_2CHCH_2OH}$ & $\rightarrow \mathrm{(CH_3)_2\dot{C}H + \dot{C}H_2OH}$         & (1)\\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{ CH_3\dot{C}HCH_2OH + \dot{C}H_3}$        & (2)\\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{(CH_3)_2CCH_2 + H_2O}$              & (3)\\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{(CH_3)_2CHCHO + H_2}$                     & (4)\\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{(CH_3)_2CCHOH + H_2}$               & (5)\\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{ CH_3CCH_2OH + CH_4}$                     & (6)\\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{ CH_3CH_2CH_3 + CH_2O}$                   & (7)\\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{ CH_2C(CH_3)CH_2OH + H_2}$          & (8) \\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{(CH_3)_2CH\dot{C}H_2 + \dot{O}H}$         & (9)\\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{(CH_3)_2\dot{C}CH_2OH + \dot{H}}$         & (10)\\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{\dot{C}H_2(CH_3)CHCH_2OH + \dot{H}}$      & (11)\\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{(CH_3)_2CHCH_2\dot{O} + \dot{H}}$         & (12)\\
& $\rightarrow \mathrm{(CH_3)_2CH\dot{C}HOH + \dot{H}}$          & (13)\\
\end{tabular}

Is there a simple fix to strengthen it without crashing into the element
symbol?

Emeritus Professor John Simmie::Combustion Chemistry Centre::NUI Galway,
Ireland