Virtual colors for atom representation?

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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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No such standard as far as I am aware.
 

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.
 

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That's a beginning! Nothing about K and Na?
 

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Sodium was purple. He didn't write about any molecules with potassium!
 

somasimple

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Thanks, I'll find a color for potassium.
 

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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.
 

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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][/URL])
 
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somasimple

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thanks for information.
 

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