Visualization 101 - Visualizing Structural Chemistry Data with Mercury


Communicating your work with effective images is key when publishing or reporting your results.

In this free on-demand CSDU module, you will learn the basics of visualizing structures using Mercury and of preparing publication-ready images, including some of our popular hints and tips.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to navigate the Mercury interface.
  • The basic options to visualize small molecule crystal structures.
  • How to visualize the packing of a structure effectively.
  • How to create high-resolution publication-ready images of your structures.


  • No previous experience needed.
  • Mercury installed. You can complete this module with a licensed version of Mercury or the free version.


This module takes less than 2 hours to complete.

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