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Chemical Structures

Chemical structure is determined by the three-dimensional network of bonds between atoms in a molecule. Use Wolfram|Alpha to visualize structures in 3D with a space-filling model, where atoms are shown as spheres proportional to their van der Waals radius; with a ball-and-stick model; or as a skeletal structure. Two-dimensional diagrams provide a simplified representation of the molecular structure, giving information on the bonds and atoms without showing the 3D structure.

3D Structures

View different 3D molecular models.

See the three-dimensional structure of a molecule:

Show a ball and stick model:

Compare the structures of different chemicals:

Show molecules using a space-filling model:

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2D Structures

Plot molecule diagrams in 2D.

See a structure diagram:

Include all atoms in a diagram:

Draw the Lewis dot structure:

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