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Shouldn't it rather be Trillium 323? Like CO2. The number is the value. U use them as an equation, 'to the power of'.Forerunner

The two examples you use are completely different cases. CO'2' is a formula where '2' represents the number of oxygen atoms in the CO2 molecule, where Trillium's number is a modifier which describes something about the Trillium molecule. I don't know the proper chemistry scripts for either, we should probably look those up. -- Captain MKB 17:36, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
If it is intended to be an isotope of trillium (which is a N.Amer. flower, btw) then Trillium-323 would be the name, with 323T (or whatever fictional abbrev. you want to give it) being the chemical symbol. --Alan 17:48, 31 May 2007 (UTC)
Having looked them up, I see that the actual correct molecular formula notation for a molecule would be "CO2" (with a subscript).
I realised Yrday but didn't go on computer. Also i didn't know how to make the <sub></sub> thing.
Furthermore, Alan is exactly right, an element that has an appended modifier is properly "Uranium 238" (or "Uranium-238"), and is only superscripted when abbreviated (238U)
Since we don't know of the atomic abbreviation for "Trillium 323", I'm not sure we could use the superscript notation properly (it would be 323Xx) but I'm not sure what we would be canonically allowed to decide to put for Xx). -- Captain MKB 17:50, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

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