I'll preface this by saying I haven't had a chemistry class in 10 years and molecular structures are not my thing. But I'm submitting a revision to a journal paper where I need to include figures of molecules and I need to make sure I get it right so I don't get nit-picked apart for it.
Is there a standard/guide/list of rules for how to create chemical molecule figures like the one below?
I'm looking for a comprehensive list of rules but as an example of things I would need to know:
- Should I include the carbon atoms in the ring drawing?
- At what angle should the entire molecule be drawn (I've seen rigid-body rotated versions of the same molecule before)?
Rather than answering those specific questions, I'd like to know if anybody (IUPAC maybe?) has a standard for drawing these figures.