Welcome to FlatMol Support
a molecule drawing tool for the educator or student

Simple and flat, chemical structures made with this program are designed to be compatible with a paper surface rather than to compete with 3D models.

Tips:    Help Topics are accessible from the Menu
            Undo is available (command Z)
(see Menu - Edit)
            Viewing styles may be changed from the Menu
            Molecules may be Rotated (see Menu - Edit)


If you find difficulty drawing a structure, try:

* Using the expert mode
* Start from different parts or ends of the molecule
* Draw the structure as a hydrocarbon and then alter the element where needed


Once complete, flatMol molecules may be saved for future editing, printed, saved as a .mol file (which can be read into 3D rendering programs), or saved as .pict files. Once saved as .pict files, they may dropped into a word processor or test program, or converted (by other apps) into different formats if needed.

This program is designed to keep things simple; Complicated ring structures or structures involving unusual bonds may not be able to be drawn here at all.  I have chosen to disallow features such as unusual bonding or removal of random atoms within a ring group to keep other features  ( such as rotation ) working properly.





No assertions are made as to the chemical accuracy of any atoms or molecules created or included as examples.   

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS'' WITH NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SOFTWARE.