Neither one of


returns a structure diagram for the molecule. It's consistent since StructureDiagram is not in the list of PodIDs, but a structure diagram is returned when querying caffeine on wolframalpha.com, and when calling:


Also, page 394 of the book Hands-on Start to Wolfram Mathematica (2nd edition) shows a call to WolframAlpha["caffeine"] returning a structure diagram and a 3D structure.

Anyone know why the structure diagram is missing?

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    $\begingroup$ WolframAlpha["caffeine Structure diagram"] gives it to you. $\endgroup$
    – george2079
    Feb 27, 2018 at 19:40
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    $\begingroup$ This looks like a bug, I will report it and see what I can do about it. $\endgroup$
    – Jason B.
    Feb 27, 2018 at 19:48
  • $\begingroup$ It's interesting that WolframAlpha["Caffeine","Image"] returns the expected result (in an expect unusable format). $\endgroup$ Feb 27, 2018 at 20:13
  • $\begingroup$ @george2079, yes it does. Thank you. $\endgroup$
    – Lee
    Feb 27, 2018 at 21:00
  • $\begingroup$ @bobthechemist, yes it returns an image with dimensions {540,2465}. Not worth further processing when ChemicalData["Caffeinne","ColorStructureDiagram"] returns it explicitly. I was most interested it finding out if something is wrong with the basic WolframAlpha[] call. It seems like there might be. $\endgroup$
    – Lee
    Feb 27, 2018 at 21:06

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There was a bug that caused some pods to show up on the web site, but not be picked up by the API that WolframAlpha calls. This is fixed now,

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