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Why are molecules drawn right to left? [message #9] Fri, 19 September 2014 02:32 Go to next message
memcop is currently offline  memcop
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For example if I enter 5-fluoro-2,3,6-trimethyloctane the first group is on the right there an option to draw the molecule regularly, left to right?
Re: Why are molecules drawn right to left? [message #10 is a reply to message #9] Fri, 19 September 2014 21:46 Go to previous message
thomas is currently offline  thomas
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The name has nothing to do with the orientation of the drawing.
After the name has been translated into a molecule graph, atom coodinates
are generated by locating small rigid fragments first, assigning reasonable coordinates
to their atoms and then combining these fragments in a way that there are no colliding atoms.
What is left or right or top or bottom is not relevant for the algorithm.

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