ChemSketch has two modes, each with different toolbar functions: You will start in individual features, please consult the software manual or Help menu. ACD/ChemSketch is a powerful structure drawing and naming software program. This Technical Note After all radicals have been created, choose the manual. Introduction to ChemSketch. ChemSketch is a free download for educational use. It can be used to produce structures of organic molecules, names of organic.

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Single bonds may be omitted.

Does your software run on Linux? If either is not listed at the left, explore the drop down menu, near top left. The two images below show the Structure and Drawing Modes windows. Convince yourself that these are correct. A pop-up window shows the measurement. This method requires using one more program, but may be useful if you are already familiar with RasMol. You can toggle back and forth between the two programs.

Here are a few e xamples, with answers.

Access the various templates from the drop-down menu or from the tool bars at the top and right side of the Structure Mode window. Requirements and versions notes some changes. IrfanView is at https: I have named the structures in Fig 9, using the naming feature of ChemSketch.


Open the file in RasMol. You want to convert it to a 3D structure. A new box opens, called Edit Label. You will know when the pointer is properly positioned, because a faint box will appear around the bond. This tool, named “Draw Normal”, is the tool you use for ordinary drawing. Sometimes you want a particular group to point in a certain direction, and the drawing program may insist it point in another direction. Lessons from this section — the basic tools of ChemSketch: More about how these two programs or “modules” interact with each other in Sections E and I.

Each page in CS must be saved chemskefch. Again, practice copying examples. If you do not see the buttons described here, see the paragraphs immediately above.

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Go to the File menu, and choose Chesmketch. The Reaction chemsoetch template offers a small number of symbols, but perhaps of a more convenient size. There are two ways to do this; these are described in the following two sections.


If the heteroatom you want is not shown at the left, click on the periodic table button at the top of that column of tool buttons just left of the “mm”; see Fig 2 ; it lights up as “Periodic Table of Elements”.


The procedure described above is useful whenever you want a group to point in a specific direction different from the program default. Then choose Tools Add Explicit Hydrogens to sprout hydrogens at each of the carbons or on selected carbons. This also lets you see what the button looks like. All of the settings mentioned here should be ok when you first open ChemSketch. You can copy from other applications and paste into ChemSketch.

Name the new compound; it is now, properly, named as Z. ChemSketch is the drawing module, and 3D is the module for viewing 3D structures.

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