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How does one draw Lewis structures on the computer?

  1. Sep 19, 2008 #1
    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: http://www.texify.com/links.php 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{Mg:O\limits_{.\,.}^{.\,.}:}

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

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

    \text{[:S\limits_{}^{.\,.}-C=N\limits_{}^{.\,.}:]^-}

    How would one go about drawing, say BF4?
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2008
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 3, 2008 #2
    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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