The font type LaTeX uses in math mode is somewhat special since it is optimized for writing mathematical formulas. Letters are printed in italics.
I think we need to differentiate math mode from text mode. . you posted is indeed the best one; after all, the normal case is to enter spaces manually, and every.
Hey there. I'm trying to write out a stoichiometry formula, something like 1 level * 20V/ levels * mV / V. I think I have to be in math.