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Avogadro in Chemistry textbooks


Dear Sirs,

I am writing to you on behalf of the Italian publishing group Zanichelli editore s.p.a., Bologna.

We are currently working on the new edition of two Chemistry textbooks for high school students. As an educational aid for both students and teachers, we would like to mention your platform as a useful tool to visualize molecules and learn how to draw their structure. Mentions to Avogadro could potentially recur several times in one single textbook, for example in exercises.

We would greatly appreciate if you could agree on being mentioned in our textbooks. If so, please let us the best way to credit your software on our books.

Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you in advance for your attention. We look forward to hearing from you.


Simona Vannini
Redazione scientifica

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Dear Simona,

Avogadro is open source software - as such, you can absolutely mention it in your textbooks.

As for a credit, it is probably best to have something like this:

Avogadro is free, open source software for molecular visualization, created by a world-wide team: http://avogadro.cc/

“Avogadro: An Advanced Semantic Chemical Editor, Visualization, and Analysis Platform.” J. Cheminf. 2012 4:17.

Best regards,