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I'm trying to draw a similar molecule as the picture below using the \chemfig package, but don't really know where to start.

How would I do it?

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  • I'm voting to reopen this question. While the question suggested as duplicate does indeed contain the code to reproduce the image, it focuses on how to add elements to this diagram, not how to create this diagram. – user36296 Jan 30 at 13:45
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Use this as a start, but actually, you should probably consult the documentation of the package, which explains everything very nicely.

The key is, to identify one connection that serves as the main part of the structure. In your example, it is a bit difficult to decide, but I chose Cl-Co-Cl. With parens, you can add branches, like in this example:

\documentclass[tikz]{standalone}
\usepackage{chemfig}

\begin{document}

\chemfig{Cl-[6]Co(<:[3]H_2O)(<[5]H_2O)(<[7]H_2O)(<:[9]H_2O)-[6]Cl}

\end{document}

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