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Question, whats the best chemistry software for a college student?

  1. Nov 8, 2009 #1
    I currently have Mathematica, and Polymath Edu for my math stuff, but whats an equivalent software program for Chemistry?
     
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  3. Nov 8, 2009 #2

    Ygggdrasil

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    What do you want the chemistry software to do? For drawing chemical compounds, ChemDraw is the standard. For other applications (analyzing NMR spectra, searching reaction databases, calculating properties of molecules, etc.), other software is needed.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2009 #3
    Yeah^ The ladder. Like, is there software that can do thermodynamic equations, or other type of chemical equations?
     
  5. Nov 9, 2009 #4

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    Why can't you do these calculations in your standard math programs like mathematica?
     
  6. Dec 9, 2010 #5
    Have you looked into Spartan? It's great for thermodynamic and quantum mechanical calculations.
     
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