plots: chemical structure diagrams


Vinh Nguyen


May 20, 2009

For some reason I've been wanting to learn how to make chemical structure diagrams. I have no use for them, but I just want to know how to draw them on the computer. I found out the programs that make such diagrams are called "molecule editors."

A quick search yielded a lot of proprietary software, but a few open source (free) software popped up as well. I like BKChem because it is python-based and hence platform-independent. Who knows, maybe I'll teach/tutor chemistry one day, or maybe I'll collaborate with a chemist. BKChem might come in handy then.