Avogadro: Molecular Editor and Visualization

Avogadro is a free, open source molecular editor and visualization tool, designed for use on Mac, Windows, and Linux in computational chemistry, molecular modeling, bioinformatics, materials science, and related areas. It offers flexible high quality rendering and a powerful plugin architecture.

More about Avogadro, including development details and downloads can be found at


This book would not be possible without the help and effort of many people, including Avogadro developers, translators, and users world-wide.

Funding for the Avogadro manual was provided by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemistry.

-Taylor Cornell and Geoffrey Hutchison
Summer 2015
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania