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Elements are represented by symbols.The symbol is one, two, or


three letters that represent the name. Its easier to write O than to
write oxygen. Its easier to write H than to write hydrogen.The
symbols come from many different sources. However, the same
symbols are used for each element in all countries of the world.

Symbols for Some Elements


Name of Element

aluminum
bromine
calcium
carbon
chlorine
copper
gold
helium
hydrogen
iodine
iron
lead
magnesium
mercury
neon
nickel
nitrogen
oxygen
phosphorus
potassium
silicon
sodium
sulfur
tin
zinc

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Active Chemistry

Symbol

Al
Br
Ca
C
Cl
Cu
Au
He
H
I
Fe
Pb
Mg
Hg
Ne
Ni
N
O
P
K
Si
Na
S
Sn
Zn