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How does one draw Lewis structures on the computer?

by Banaticus
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Sep19-08, 03:43 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Is there some sort of Latex that allows one to draw Lewis structures on the computer?

3. The attempt at a solution
The following code works in Textify: but not here, apparently. Anyway, I can make 1D Lewis structures (every element in a line). I have no idea how I'd go about making 2D structures.


\text{[:{Cl}\limits_{.\,.}^{.\,.}]^+[:O\limits_{.\,.}^{.\,.}:]^{2-}[:{Cl}\limits_{.\,.}^{.\,.}:]^+} \\

\text{[:O\limits_{.\,.}^{.\,.}-N\limits_{}^{.}=O\limits_{}^{.\,.}:]^+} \\


How would one go about drawing, say BF4?
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Oct3-08, 12:54 AM
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So, when the rest of you are making Lewis structures for homework, a lab report or a lab writeup, how do the rest of you format them? Should I break out Windows Paint?

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