1.2. When You Start GChemCalc

When you start GChemCalc, the following window is displayed:

Figure 1-1. GChemCalc window

The GChemCalc window contains the following elements:


The menus on the menubar contain all of the commands you need to work with GChemCalc.

Formula entry

This is where you can type a formula.


The next three lines give the entered formula as parsed by GChemCalc, the raw formula and the molecular weight.


The first page of the notebook gives the analysis as mass percent of the elements of the current formula. The second page displays the isotopic pattern. This page is hidden when the formula is empty.