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ChemSketch is a software designed for learning chemistry that lets you design and study the structures formed by the combination of chemical elements


Tool to learn chemistry by drawing compound structures

November 23, 2022
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One of the tools available to learn how chemical compounds work is ChemSketch. This software lets you draw the structures resulting from their combinations, such as organics, polymers, or Markush structures, among others.

A workspace where chemical structures can be designed

The main advantage of this program is that it is very useful for education since it has a canvas where the students can represent the union of chemical elements and see for themselves the result in the form of the structure of the combination of elements and compounds. In addition, its interface and operation will be pretty familiar, since its design is inspired by Microsoft Office suites.

Clearly aimed at teaching, this software adapts to different educational environments and levels, because it can be used at different levels, from the most basic in schools to the highest in universities.

These are its main features:

  • Design and drawing of chemical structures, reactions, and schemes.
  • Possibility of generating names adapted to the system established by IUPAC for molecules with up to 50 atoms and 3-ring structures.
  • Prediction of molecular properties for individual structures (molecule weight, formula weight, density...).
  • Integrated dictionary with tens of thousands of systematic, trivial, and commercial dictionaries.
  • Professional report generation combining structures, text, and graphics.
  • Function to import and export structure files in different formats.
  • User-friendly interaction system: drag and drop atoms to create bonds.
  • Creation of 3D models from 2D structures.
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