Useful Chemistry software

Discussion in 'Chemistry' started by Plazma Inferno!, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Hi all!

    This should be helpful to all chemists, since it's not posssible to use tags in order to display molecular structures. It's a little bit complicated.

    For formulas, you could use 'tex' tags, and also, 'sub' and 'sup' tags.
    But, unfortunately, for now is not possible to display structures on forum. You could do it by uploading pictures.

    There is a useful chemistry graphical software, which is free and could be used for design and modeling.

    First is JChemPaint which is software that creates 2D chemical diagrams.

    JChemPaint

    Next two are 3D molecule viewers: JMol and Gabedit.

    Useful could be also Chemistry Development Kit, which is actually programming software. It's available here.


    I hope this would be useful for the start.


    Cheers!
     
  2. Positron Agony: Not all pain is gain Registered Senior Member

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    Looks like it could be useful, or just plain fun.
     
  3. dhowe01 Registered Senior Member

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    chemfinder (website) is a great reference to look up the properties of chemicals.
     
  4. BMW-Guy www.SendMeToChernobyl.com Registered Senior Member

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  5. ElectricFetus I'm just going for a walk... Valued Senior Member

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  6. weiguxp Wikichem.net - WikiChem Registered Senior Member

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  7. Creeptology Registered Member

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    I used a few in linux but don't have much use these days but might help so will post them.

    www .nongnu.org/gchemutils/

    garlic.mefos.hr/garlic-1.6

    genchemlab.sourceforge.net/

    I know there are a few other open source mol viewers / modeling tools around too. Sorry can't post proper links but post count not high enough as just joined. They are relevant so thought I would though.
     
  8. Creeptology Registered Member

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    Oh yeah sorry openbabel as well, and linuxlinks.com/Software/Scientific/Chemistry/ .
     
  9. sunnye Registered Member

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    thanks a lot !
     
  10. Sci-guy Registered Member

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    Spartan

    I am a fan of Spartan Modeling program, but it does cost money. It is made by wavefunction, here is the link:

    wavefun.com

    Besides just making models for presentations you can get the stability of the molecule, its energy, its bond length and angles, and even simulate the changing geometric structure of a molecule with the substiution of elements. It is really great for material science.
     
  11. Orbit A Service to the Blind. Registered Senior Member

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    spartan is worth the money though, but most university chem depts have it on the network somewhere. :)
    ALSO chemdraw is good.
     
  12. Trippy ALEA IACTA EST Moderator

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  13. jonathan2340 Registered Member

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    When I was in 12th class chemistry was my favorite subject.
     
  14. benzoic Registered Member

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    Do you know what website is about food additives?
     
  15. chemrxn Registered Member

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    If you just want to view molecule pics and properties and want something that integrates with Windows then there is one I found recently, has a funny name "ThumbFish". Just google for "thumbfish molecules" and you will see it.
     

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