FlatMolNovice and Expert Modes
a molecule drawing tool for the educator or student
Simple and flat, chemical structures made with this program are designed to be compatible with a paper surface rather than to compete with 3D models.
Help Topics are accessible from the Menu
Undo is available (command Z) ["Edit" Menu]
Viewing styles may be changed ["View" Menu]
Molecules may be Rotated ["Edit" Menu]
Any atom may be drawn and then changed to an different element.
Quickly fill all open valencies with Hydrogen atoms
Quickly draw predefined three to six membered aliphatic rings plus benzene
Fuse rings for the above ring types
Remove an atom from a molecule (except from within rings)
Number atoms sequentially
See more features in the supporting web page.
Once complete, flatMol molecules may be printed, saved or saved as a pict. file.
Once saved as a pict. file, they may easily be copied or dropped into a word processor or test program.
This program is designed to keep things simple; complicated ring structures or structures involving unusual bonds may not be able to be drawn here at all. I have chosen to disallow features such as unusual bonding or removal of random atoms within a ring group to keep other features ( such as rotation ) working properly.
New Bond options; Aromatic, Hydrogen and Out of Plane bonding in expert mode.
New Hydrogen options: add regular hydrogen atoms for emphasis in addition to the original small "fill in" hydrogens.
FlatMol (jplong.flatmol) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of Software.com.
Operating System: Mac
Default Install Path: /Applications/FlatMol.app
Minimum OS version: 10.4.0
Bundle Information: 6.0.0
Copyright: (c) 2011 Judy Long