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Offline azmanam

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Wolfram|Alpha "Reagent Table Widgit"
« on: February 08, 2011, 08:10:57 AM »
I created a Reagent Table widget on Wolfram|Alpha.  It recognizes chemical names, formulas, and sometimes shorthand (like EtOH).  It returns name and structure, formula, molecular mass, boiling point, and other physical property values - everything you need to fill in your reagent table for your next reaction.

Read about it and try it out here:
http://www.chemistry-blog.com/2011/02/05/the-wolframalpha-reagent-table-widget/
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Re: Wolfram|Alpha "Reagent Table Widgit"
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 12:54:16 PM »
Thanks! Nice little Widgit

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Re: Wolfram|Alpha "Reagent Table Widgit"
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011, 01:11:46 AM »
Stereograms of the 32 crystallographic point groups: little bike wheels of cold, hard, pure rationality.

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Re: Wolfram|Alpha "Reagent Table Widgit"
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2011, 04:00:07 PM »
I've also created a Desktop version if you're running Vista/7 or OS X.  It's a desktop gadget version, so you can have it on your desktop all the time.

http://www.chemistry-blog.com/2011/02/18/the-wa-reagent-table-desktop-gadget/
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Re: Wolfram|Alpha "Reagent Table Widgit"
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 03:25:24 PM »
That is awesome.    Great job there.

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Re: Wolfram|Alpha "Reagent Table Widgit"
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2011, 03:40:56 PM »
I like the widget a lot. Its much faster and easier than going through other websites or books to find what I want. My only complaint is that Wolfram outputs everything as an image file. I make all of my reagent tables in Excel, so it would be nice to have an output which I can copy and paste.
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Re: Wolfram|Alpha "Reagent Table Widgit"
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2011, 07:39:09 AM »
I've made a companion widget which calculates out the rest of the values in the widget for you (g, mmol, mL).

http://www.chemistry-blog.com/2011/05/23/a-companion-reagent-table-widget/

@honclbrif: this is true for the widgets I created which output as a shadow box.  If you search on the W|A website[1], you have the option of viewing a plaintext version which is copyable.

[1] you can make this go faster, too, if you keyword search
http://www.chemistry-blog.com/2011/03/09/internet-browser-keyword-searches/
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