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Is there something like DensityPlot3D to visualize atomic orbitals?

I'm visualizing some hydrogen like atomic orbitals. For looking at plane slices of the probability density, the DensityPlot function works well, and with something ...
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Accessing list elements by name

First, a bit of a long introduction to my problem: I only have a few weeks of Mathematica experience. I am creating a mathematica application that calculates some material properties of steel based ...
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How to get rid of the perspective effect in a 3D graphics

I have plotted a figure of MoS2 crytal structure. But the actual output looks like the spheres are not in the correct position due to the perspective effect. I obtained the correct position figure ...
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How to save ChemicalData queries so that they are available immediately on notebook load?

If I put some viscosity (or density, ...) lookups in my notebook, such as: ...
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How to change element color in Periodic Table?

The command ColorData["Atoms", "Panel"] generates a periodic table. As I don't want to reinvent the wheel, I asked myself how to change the color of each cell ...
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Changing the atom color for plotting xyz-files

Mathematica takes the standard color code for atoms when plotting an xyz file, but I want to customize the color for the specific atoms. I really become desperate as I did not get it so far. ...
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Using ChemicalData to make molecule graphics

$\require{mhchem}$I would like to take the acetone $\cf{((CH3)2CO)}$ and chloroform $\cf{(HCCl_3)}$ molecules that Mathematica's chemical data provides, and plot them together. I want to show how ...
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Generating a function which outputs possible chemical reactions

I want to make a list of chemical reactions and I write them down in a $\require{mhchem}\LaTeX$ format. They are of the following form $$NA_n^i+MB_m^j \rightarrow \hat NA_{\hat n}^{\hat i}+\hat ...
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Find elements in a decay chain using IsotopeData

I am trying to write a program using the Mathematica function IsotopeData, but am finding the code troublesome. Due to my (relative) familiarity with Python, I am ...
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Building a molecule viewer: aesthetic rotations

I am working on building a molecule viewer in Mathematica and am running in to problems with controlling rotation of the molecule (which is rendered as a ...
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How can I access the internal function that plots a molecule from a formatted XYZ file?

Mathematica has the ability to plot a molecule using the data contained in an XYZ file. This is a simple text file, of which this is an example. The molecule is plotted using the Import command. ...
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Constructing primitive cell using information from ChemicalData

I would like to construct a primitive cell (figure shown) and possibly the two-dimensional layout (figure from here) using the following input. Any clues as to how this can be done? ...
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How to enter chemical equations?

When I want to take chemistry notes and write down a formula such as H_2O or C_2H_5OH it enters "Math mode" which changes the font size and italicizes the letters. Is there an easy way to properly ...
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Sorting out atom types in an XYZ file

I am trying to rewrite the output of "VertexCoordinates" such that instead of a hybrid list of atoms and coordinates that result from using the following input program, I want all coordinates of the ...