Atom_Charge Property

CDXML Name:Charge
CDX Constant Name:kCDXProp_Atom_Charge
CDX Constant Value:0x0421
Data Size:INT8
Property of objects:kCDXObj_Node
First written/read in:ChemDraw 4.0 / 6.0


The atomic charge of an atom.

Fractional values for charge are not supported.

In CDX files produced by ChemDraw 8.0, this property was mistakenly written as a 4-byte Fixed value. When reading CDX files, if the size of this property is found to be 4 bytes instead of the expected 1 byte, the actual value should be interpreted as actualCharge = (INT32)savedCharge >> 24. ChemDraw returned to writing INT8 values starting with version 8.0.6.

If this property is absent:

The atom is assumed to be uncharged.


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