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Virtual colors for atom representation?

  1. Jul 30, 2008 #1

    somasimple

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    Hi there,

    I suppose there is a standard palette for atoms representation?
    i.e. white for hydrogen, red for oxygen?

    Is there a site or a link that provides such information?
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2008 #2

    Borek

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    No such standard as far as I am aware.
     
  4. Jul 30, 2008 #3

    Mapes

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    If you're interested in precedent, Atkins uses in Atkins' Molecules white/gray for H, black for C, blue for N, red for O, light blue for F, orange for P, yellow for S, and green for Cl.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2008 #4

    somasimple

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    That's a beginning! Nothing about K and Na?
     
  6. Jul 30, 2008 #5

    Mapes

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    Sodium was purple. He didn't write about any molecules with potassium!
     
  7. Jul 30, 2008 #6

    somasimple

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    Thanks, I'll find a color for potassium.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2008 #7

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    Carbon black, chlorine green - these are colors more or less related to the elements. You may think about colors potassium and sodium give in the flame test.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2008 #8

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    In biology, programs that display crystal structures of protein and nucleic acids generally use yellow for carbon, white for hydrogen, red for oxygen, blue for nitrogen, orange for sulfur or phosphorus, and green for things like metal ions, halogens, or other small ions that may be in the structure. (the specific program I'm referring to is PyMol [www.pymol.org])
     
  10. Jul 31, 2008 #9

    somasimple

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    thanks for information.
     
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