Sprouting

Sprout Atoms

To sprout atoms follow the steps below.

  1. Click an atom symbol on the toolbar or in the periodic table.

  2. Place the cursor over the atom where you would like to add the new atom.

  3. Hold Shift while clicking with the atom. The new atom is attached.

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Spout Templates

You can add the template connected by a bond formed between the selected non-primary atom and the attachment point of the template. Adding a substituent this way replaces only a hydrogen atom on the selected atom, not the atom itself. This feature is limited to the use of symmetrical templates where attaching the template has only one possibility, for example, as for phenyl.

  1. Select a template from the toolbar or the template library.

  2. Move the cursor over an atom, a grey colored image appears, showing the positioning of the template.

  3. Left-click on the atom to place the template.

To change the connection type (no sprouting), follow the steps below.

  1. Select a template from the toolbar or the template library.

  2. Move the cursor to the canvas and hover over an atom.

  3. Hold Shift while clicking the atom.

In both cases, you can change the bond angle by rotating the template. To do this, hold down the left mouse button, move the mouse to rotate the molecule, and release it when the desired position is reached.

Action

Example

Adding a cyclohexane template to a secondary carbon atom

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Adding a cyclohexane template to a secondary carbon atom while holding Shift

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Abbreviated groups are extended when holding Shift, their attachments are not affected in terms of sprouting.

The grey outlined template will not be shown if the creation of a new bond would lead to the valence error of the atom but will be added if you click the atom.