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What is the exact meaning of GAMESS (US) SCF density convergence criteria?

In Gaussian the SCF convergence criteria is set to $10^{-N}$ by SCF=(Conver=N) Note that this criteria applies to the root mean square change in density matrix ...
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How would you add saccharide residue information to PDB files?

I have multiple PDB files containing a single molecules of polysaccharides, with a single chain and a long list of all the atoms -they are not divided by residue. The PDB files were created from ...
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What is GAMESS and Gaussian?

I've been seeing a lot of GAMESS and Gaussian questions around here, and most of them seem very hard to answer. I extrapolated that they might be some sort of Chemistry programs, but what do they do ...
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How do I create a spreadsheet containing the coordinates and predicted bond angles, molecular properties, torsion properties, etc of a molecule?

On a previous answer here (http://chemistry.stackexchange.com/a/30841/876) I was informed in the comments that OpenBabel & Python terminal could be used to print the data contained in the property ...
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How can I calculate the charge distribution of a water molecule?

I would like to obtain the 3D charge density of a water molecule for plotting purposes (i.e. not necessarily super-accurate). I know this is a tough problem, but I'd like to give it a try. Since I'm ...
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What program could I use to create a protein model from scratch?

I would like to create protein models such as the ones in the Protein Data Bank. I have got GROMACS but I don't know if it can be used to model macromolecules.
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Modified DNA bases in Pymol and Coot

When using Pymol or Coot molecular visualization software to solve x-ray crystallography structures, how can I mutate a cytosine to a 5-methylcytosine?
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How do I print property matrices in Avogadro?

I'd like to print the content of property matrices (i.e., the matrices shown after selecting View→Properties→X where X is one of the six options shown, including ...
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Is there any required data missing from my CIF file?

I previously asked a question about a CIF file here (namely CIF fields that are available for some atoms, but not others) I think I have the answer (namely to place dots [.] at places where the two ...
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CIF fields that are available for some atoms, but not others

I've been working on another CIF file, this time for (-)-threo-methylphenidate based on Pharma Res, 1995 (sadly the relevant crystallography data isn't supplied in the free preview at Springer). I ...
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Azathioprine CIF data file rendering problem in Accelrys

I have been working on a CIF data file (URL: http://goo.gl/2cprI6) based on data from this experiment: Acharya, 1984 (free full text isn't available, but the page [page 2] with the experiment details ...
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How do I write many cyclic voltammetry curves in Nova?

We are making an electrochemical research on supercapacitors that involves checking stability of our material. That requires repeated writing of cyclic voltammetry curves. Our goal is to write at ...
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Software for technical calculation of chemical reactors

I'm not a chemical engineer and don't have good background in it. Just my father asked me to do something for him, as I'm a computer engineering graduate. This is a software for calculation of ...
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How to make a CP2K input file with Avogadro?

I am trying to learn to work with CP2K and now need to make its input file. CP2K has kind of adaptor for Avogadro2 but not Avogadro ( I don't know what is the relation between them !). I also tried ...
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Any free tool for Calculating Gasteiger-Hückel charges for ligands?

I want to know if there is any free open source tool available for Gasteiger-Hückel charge calculation? I know it is available on Sylbyl but is there any other(free) way to calculate these charges for ...
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Calculating reaction products programmatically?

I was wondering if there was a known algorithm which could calculate simple reaction products - not anything organic, but things like $$\ce{NaBr + LiF -> NaF + LiBr}$$ While these are quite ...
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Software for viewing a structure and altering bond angles

Does anyone know of any good software that would allow me to view the structure of a compound while also allowing me to change the bond angles in the structure (and give me numeric values for those ...
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installation error of dalton 2015 in ubuntu 12 [closed]

what are the answer for CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION when register in dalton forum ? install got error, how to install dalton 2015 wonder@wonder-VirtualBox:~/dalton/DALTON-Source$ uname -r ...
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Viewing a protein or bio structure in Chembio3D in its natural conformation

I notice when using SMILES or a IUPAC name for many molecules and generating them in Chembio3D, and then running MM2 > Minimize Energy, the structures produced are most of the time not reflections of ...
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Gaussian Convergence Issue for N2+N PES

I am trying to obtain a potential energy surface (PES) for $\ce{N2 + N}$ combination using scan feature of Gaussian. I have tried different combinations of basis ...
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CASTEP Geometry Optimization Movie

I am using a calculation software called CASTEP, within Materials Studio, and I want to make a "movie" of my geometry optimization, but don't know how to. CASTEP allows one to do many many different ...
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Cis/Trans-Decalin in ChemBio3D

According to my organic chemistry textbook, Cis-Decalin has the two rings nearly perpendicular to one another, with the middle hydrogens cis to one another. Trans-Decalin has the ring nearly flat ...
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Free software to change XRD stepsize

I have some data with a non-integer stepsize and I want to manipulate it to have an integer stepsize. I have done this many times in the past using MDI Jade, but this is commercial software and I no ...
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How to run crystal simulation on GAMESS?

I know GAMESS is not best suited for crystal simulation but I am not ready to start learning another package as VASP. As I heard GAMESS is able to do some calculations in a "terminated" crystal (I ...
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Consistent atom names PDB

Lets say you have two times the same molecule in PDB format. PDB1: ...
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Why is predicting products of chemical reactions difficult? [closed]

I was going to ask whether there are software that could be used to predict the products of any given chemical reaction. However, I then noticed these two earlier questions Chemical software for ...
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Comparing adamantane carbon types for accepting OH using MM ForceField

I want to compare two type of carbons accepting OH in adamantane which I've shown below. I know the blue position is preferred. But I wanna prove it with energy optimization and MM Forcefield. I ...
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How do I convert zwitterions to neutral form in Avogadro?

I'd like to be able to convert zwitterions to neutral form in Avogadro if possible. How do I do this?
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What does C-OXT stand for in PDB files?

I've been trying to create 3D structures of unionized tyrosine (and other amino acids, it's just tyrosine is the one I'm up to atm) using the structure of Zwitterions found within PDB files and to do ...
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How does one export a PDB structure to SVG?

This question is one that I'm wondering whether it belongs here or on Graphic Design SE. All I want is some software that can export a PDB structure of a protein (displayed in ribbons style) or DNA ...
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How do I make PDB 1HIG's data usable for producing ball-and-stick models?

PDB: 1HIG, when opened using Accelrys DS Visualizer, Avogadro and Jmol produces a series of dots in space and cannot be displayed as 3D ball and stick models. Is there any way to overcome this ...
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Proper typography of “NOx”

I am a journal typesetter, and recently I came to a problem that I'm not sure I know to solve. The question is how to properly typeset the "NOx" abbreviation for nitrogen oxides. Which is ...
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Is there any free GAMESS input file maker for Mac OS?

My main purpose is to simulate excited state calculations on a molecule with Time Dependent DFT. I am looking for free software that makes input files for GAMESS. I have tried Avogadro and it works ...
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Finding compounds with B, Si, Ca, and Mg in differing amounts

Not sure if my question is better suited to a software related group, but here goes: Is there a software program that lets you add differing amounts of elements, minerals, etc., then tells you what ...
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How do I write a valid CIF, PDB or XYZ file from the coordinates listed below?

I want to create a 3D molecular file using coordinates taken from: Hrynchuk, RJ; Barton, RJ; Robertson, BE (1983). "The crystal structure of free base cocaine, C17H21NO4" (PDF). Canadian Journal of ...
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Where can I find a complete and accurate table of CPK colours?

I have been using several chemical drawing softwares including MarvinSketch, Jmol, Accelrys DS Visualizer, Avogadro, etc., all of which I have set to CPK colouring. Despite this supposedly common ...
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What is the official file extension for SMILES and SMARTS files

I want to know what is the officially used file extension for files containing SMILES and SMARTS strings. Somewhere I see .SMI/.SMA and somewhere its the full .SMILES/.SMARTS.
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How to Locate the Excited State Dipole Moment in Turbomole Output (TD-DFT)

I want to calculate the dipole moment for the first excited state with a Q.C. program (TURBOMOLE: TD-DFT). The calculation lists the following output: ground state total dipole moment: ...
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Freeware that converts structure in a conformational model?

In order to draw chemical structures I use ChemBioDraw Ultra. As an exercise I've to draw the most stable conformation. I expect a twist-boat like structure (instead of usual chair conformation ...
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Chemdoodle to mestranova

Is it possible to copy my chemdoodle displayed structure into mestranovea? I have tried simple dragging (mac) and all the various copy/paste options... any ideas?
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Methods for Determining Partial Charges

I want to run classical molecular dynamics simulations of a periodically replicated surface (rutile $\ce{TiO2}$ with grooves). In order to do so, I first need to solve for the partial charges residing ...
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How do Quantum Software Packages Work?

If one wants to calculate a moderate size Alkane (with say 10-15 Carbons , assuming 100 electrons , with Restricted Hartree Fock based methods) we can simply say that electron-electron part will be ...
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Represent bonds spanning a unit cell boundary plane

Is there a chemical input format that is- Supported by Open Babel (and hence supports visualization in avogadro??) Can represent a bond connecting an atom to its partner in a neighbouring unit cell, ...
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Any FREE chemistry software to view molecule pictures in explorer

I am testing my small api library that generates lots of chemical files such as MOL and SDF. I was wondering if there is a software that can show me the pictures of chemical structures inside each ...
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How do I take chemistry notes on Mac?

I am learning Chemistry now, and I want to take some notes that involve huge amount of organic chemistry on Mac. How can I do that? Pages does not seem support scientific use.
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Bond angles in PDB

people I've been trying to adjust the bond angles in a protein data bank (PDB) file, but I'm a novice when it comes to computing so I would like to ask your assistance. I have a file for metamizole, ...
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Chemistry Spreadsheet Software?

Are there any chemistry spreadsheet-like software that: Generates 2D structure for the entered compounds (based on name or SMILES) Easy to search and create customized reports (such as similarity ...
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Halogen bonds in QuteMol

I've been using QuteMol for generating 3D animated molecular images and I've encountered a problem; for some reason that's a complete mystery to me when I create a pdb file for etravirine (using ...
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Learning Chemistry With Software?

I'm interested in learning organic chemistry, and am following a text (Organic Chemistry by Clayden) and an online course. I also have access to ChemBio3D. I feel as though the way chemistry is ...