Files with xyz extension are data files with atomic and other chemical data in text tabular format.

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the XYZ file extension!

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XYZ file extension - XYZ cartesian chemical modeller input

What is xyz file? How to open xyz files?

File type specification:

Various data file type icon Various data file type

The xyz file extension is commonly used for XMOL molecule model files. These are used in cheminformatics applications and on the web for storing and exchanging 3D molecule models.

The xyz file is stored in plain text tabular format. Represents a single chemical compound. Stores atomic coordinates and meta-information. This format does not store chemical bond information.

Developed in 1990 at the Minnesota Supercomputer Center.

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The default software associated to open xyz file:

HyperChem picture or screenshot

HyperChem  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Hypercube, Inc.

HyperChem is a sophisticated molecular modeling environment that is known for its quality, flexibility, and ease of use. Uniting 3D visualization and animation with quantum chemical calculations, molecular mechanics, and dynamics, HyperChem puts more molecular modeling tools at your fingertips than any other Windows program.

Help how to open:

Use HyperChem to open *.xyz files. Also you can use any text editor to view content of *.xyz files.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .xyz file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

Find conversions from xyz file:

xyz to hin

Find converter to xyz file type:

hin to xyz

List of software applications associated to the .xyz file extension

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and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open xyz file, edit xyz file, convert xyz file, view xyz file, play xyz file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

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Software that open xyz file - XYZ cartesian chemical modeller input

Programs supporting the exension xyz on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about HyperChem for open xyz file action.

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