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Drawing a single bond

Click To Start

  • Select a bond tool from the tools palette
    (plain bond shown to the right)
  • Move to an empty area of the drawing window
  • Press down with the mouse
  • With the mouse button down, move the mouse in some direction
  • Release the mouse button

 

Adding a bond to an existing bond

Click To Start

  • With a bond tool selected, move to the end of an existing bond
  • When you are pointing to the end of the bond, a black square will appear
  • Press and release the mouse button without moving the mouse
  • A new bond will sprout from the end of the existing bond

    (You could also drag the mouse to control the orientation of the new bond)


 

Changing the order of a bond

Click To Start

  • With a bond tool selected, move to the end of an existing bond
  • When you are pointing to the end of the bond, a black square will appear
  • Press down with the mouse
  • With the mouse button down, move the mouse to the other end of the bond
  • When you are pointing to the other end of the bond, a second black square will appear
  • Release the mouse

    (As you repeat these steps the bond order will cycle through single bond, double bond, triple bond, and back to single bond)


 

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