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How to get the Topological Diameter of my structure in Chem3D


In Chem3D top menu bar go to Calculations and select "Compute Properties"
- Expand "Molecular Topology"
- Select Topological Diameter.

The Diameter (D) calculation: is the maximum such value for all atoms, and is held by the most outlying atom(s). Examples: Diameter: methane = 0; ethane = 1; propane = 2; n-butane = 3.


1.    Michel Petijean, "Applications of the Radius-Diameter Diagram to the Classification of Topological and Geometrical Shapes of Chemical Compounds", JCICS 32, 331-337 (1992).

Created on: 5/24/2017