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Material breakdowns[]

Can someone get a list of the elemental breakdowns of various materials? This strikes me as something we should document. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 00:11, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

All compounds will turn into their elements respectively.
Ordered from top left to bottom right:
Every cobblestone, lava, and magma block (except for cobblestone monster egg): O47 Si28 Al8 Fe5 Ca4 Na3 K3 Mg2
Every mossy cobblestone: O45 Si28 Al8 Fe5 Ca4 Na3 K3 Mg2 C2
Only for wooden stairs, wooden slabs, and normal logs: C49 H6 O44 N
Every stone, diorite, andesite, granite, sand(stone), red sand(stone), quartz (stair and slab) (also including stone slab, obsidian, quartz ore, and gravel) (with exception for the pressure plate, button, quartz (item), chiseled quartz, pillar quartz, and the monster eggs): Si33 O64 O3
Water bucket, ice, packed ice, snow, snowball, and snow layer (except for blue ice): H64 H3 O33
Charcoal: C7 H4 O
Iron ore: Fe64 Si12 O24
Gold ore: Au64 Si12 O24
Diamond ore: C64 Si12 O24
Lapis ore: Na13 S8 Al13 O53 Si13
Redstone ore: C31 U31 ?38
Coal ore: H6 C50 O43 N
Emerald ore: Al15 Be25 Si20 O40
Netherrack: Si64 O18 Hg15 ?3
End stone: Si59 C13 ?11 ?7 ?3 ?7
Glowstone: Ar20 B20 Kr20 Ne20 ?20
Soulsand: Si37 O3 ?29 ? ?30
Grass block and mycelium: C15 O64 O6 N8 P7
Dirt: Si21 Ca8 P3 N3 Fe13 Mg6 Zr2 Cu2 O42
Clay block, terracota, and every glazed terracotta: Si64 Si13 Al17 Fe3 Mg Ca O
Ink sac: Fe S O4
Sugar: C6 H12 O6
ItsPlantseed|⟩ 06:33, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
Interesting. Do some of them produce different isotopes? E.g. I notice that water breaks down to two H quantities, which very roughly approximate the relative quantities of hydrogen-1 and deuterium in an average water sample in real life. If this is the case, then the isotopes should also be noted. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 09:53, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
I assume you are referring to H64 and H3. I think there are two due to the item stack limit. – ItsPlantseed|⟩ 13:37, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
That explains the duplicate H for water and the duplicate O for stone and grass, but not the duplicate ? for end stone and soulsand. Do you know what causes these? ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 19:25, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
I'm just gonna guess that the elements are used to represent multiple unknown elements, not an individual element. – ItsPlantseed|⟩ 04:39, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

Outputs table[]

I see a non-uniform writing of the outputs table:

  • At the first row, the Oxygen outputs, which is a stack (x64) and 3 more, is grouped into 67.
  • But many of the other rows have the outputs of the same element split into multiple item stacks.

Please make is unified so that everyone knows how to write the right way. Thanks. Leduyquang753 (talk) 21:35, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

I split the because of their uniformity. As I said above, they could represent multiple unknown elements. Unlike the others, they did not begin with a stack (64) first, they scattered on multiple slots. – ItsPlantseed|⟩ 22:47, 21 June 2018 (UTC)

Creating a template for use on other pages[]

Should we make a template (similar to the crafting template) that we can use under the "Usage" section of blocks that can be broken down? -PancakeIdentity (talk) 22:27, 15 June 2019 (UTC)