Software Resources for Haverford Chemistry
Students at Haverford College have access to computers running Windows, Macintosh, UNIX and Linux operating systems. The KINSC computer clusters are configured with software used in many classes in Chemistry and other natural sciences; these software programs include:
- Microsoft EXCEL for spreadsheet and simple graphical analysis
- Spartan Pro and Gaussian (with WebMO front end) for Quantum Chemical Calculations
- MathCAD and Mathematica for mathematical calculations
- ChemDraw software for chemical drawing
- SciFinder Scholar for searching of the chemical literature
ConQuest software for searching the Cambridge Structure Database. We have software available from on-campus sites for searching and retrieving atomic coordinates from small-molecule crystal structures. See Rob Scarrow or Alex Norquist for a password and instructions to use this software.
Most of the above programs may be downloaded for use on students' personal computers using KeyServer technology to ensure license compliance. (Go to the Academic Computing web page for downloading Key Served software).
There are also a number of free software resources used and recommended by our faculty members. Links to software download pages are provided below:
KnowItAll (Academic Edition) from BioRad is a structure drawing program also is able to figure out IUPAC names and simulates NMR spectra of small organic molecules. It only is available for Windows, and you must register with BioRad to get the free software. (T. Newirth 10/04)
Rasmol and RasMac. Freeware designed for 3-D viewing protein structures; can also be be used for small molecules structures. Available for both PC, Mac and UNIX platforms. May be downloaded from the ACC web site.