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Old 11-11-2017, 05:42 AM   #1
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Beautiful organic chemistry for Latex?


I would like to have many chemistry formulas in a Latex document. I compile it with Texlive.

-  C - OH
I tried chemtool but once you put C, then the bar aren't always parallel and it is difficult to have clean structures.

Is there any programmes that do not need 4 gigabytes installation and do some beautiful organic chemistry compounds under Linux?

Your answers would greatly help. Thank you.
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Since you already have the 4 GB of TexLive installed, look at TikZ. Which is versatile (to the extreme) and drawing chemistry formulas is just one other application.

The XY-pic should also meet your requirements.

The Latex Graphical Companion mentions XYMTex as THE package for chemistry.

I assume all of the mentioned packages have a learning curve. Especially TikZ.



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