GChemPaint Free Online Course

Duration: 4 Weeks

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Course Highlights

  • Self explanatory Course
  • Audio-video Guide
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Learn and practice Simultaneously

Course Name: GChemPaint - 2D chemical structure editor

By Prof Kannan Moudgalya - Principal Investigator of Spoken Tutorial Project

GChemPaint allows to draw and display two dimensional chemical structures. It has inbuilt templates with different categories of structures that can be loaded into the GChemPaint Display area. It has an inbuilt Modern periodic table.

It supports multiple file formats like .mol, .pdb .svg, .pdf and other forms. It has an inbuilt Chemical Calculator to calculate molecular weight of compounds and view mass spectra. It helps to convert drawn 2D structures to 3D structures using GChem3D feature.

Structures can be viewed in “ball and sticks”, “space filling”, “Cylinders” and “wireframe”. Periodic table trends and properties can be shown using the GChemTable feature. Different types of charts can be created and viewed using GChemTable.

The Spoken Tutorial effort for GChemPaint series was contributed by Ms. Madhuri Ganapathi and was supported by Ms. Nancy Varkey, both from IIT Bombay.

Learners: School students (9th standard and above) as well as school teachers.

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AICTEProf Kannan Moudgalya

Course Details

Introduction to GChemPaint – 2D chemical structure editor

GChempaint was developed by Jean Bréfort in 2001. GChemPaint is a two dimensional chemical structure editor for Linux Operating System. It is free and open source software(FOSS) developed in ‘C’. It is useful for students, teachers and teacher educators, researchers.

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What you will learn?

Uses of  GChemPaint Software

  • View mass spectrum of the molecule using Chemical calculator.
  • Change length, angle and width of the bonds using Preferences window.
  • Structures can be rotated in GChem3D.
  • Magnification of structures, automatic and manual assignment of atoms can be done in the window.
  • We can drag and drop Templates and also create new Templates.
  • It allows to use various residues and create new residues.
  • It can group and align different objects as one single object.
  • We can view NIST Web Book page and PubChem page for a molecule.
  • Images can used in print media, journals and publications.

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This course comprises 11 audio-video spoken tutorials, using which you can self-learn GChemPaint – 2D chemical structure editor with ease. 

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