Chemistry Abbreviations Starting with the Letter C

Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Chemistry

CF can stand for either carbon fiber or ceramic fiber, depending on the industry.
CF can stand for either carbon fiber or ceramic fiber, depending on the industry. Steve Allen / Getty Images

Chemistry abbreviations and acronyms are common in all fields of science. This collection offers common abbreviations and acronyms beginning with the letter C used in chemistry and chemical engineering.

C - Carbon
C - Celsius
C - Coulomb
C - Cytosine
Ca - Calcium
CA - Cytric Acid
CAB - Cation-Anion Balance
CADS - Chemical Agent Detection System
CAR - Commercial And Residential
CAS - Chemical Abstracts Service
CAW - Catalyst Altered Water
CB - Conduction Band
CBA - Cytometric Bead Array
CBR - Chemical, Biological, Radiological
CBRE - Chemical, Biological, Radiological Element
CBRN - Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear
CC - Cubic Centimeter
CCBA - Chemical Coordinate Bonding and Adsorption
CCL - Contaminant Candidate List
CCS - Carbon Capture Storage
Cd - Cadmium
CDA - Clean Dry Air
CDR - Chemical Distribution Room
CDSL - Chemical Data Summary List
CDU - Chemical Dispensing Unit
Ce - Cerium
CE - Chemical Engineering
CEP - Chemical Engineering Process
Cf - Californium
CF - Carbon Fiber
CF - Ceramic Fiber
CFA - Cetylated Fatty Acid
CFC - Chlorofluorocarbon
CFRP - Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic
cg - Centigram
CGS - Centimeter, Gram, Second
CHC - Chlorinated HydroCarbon
Chem - Chemistry
CHM - Chemistry
CHO - Carbohydrate
Ci - Curie
CLC - Cross Linked Cellulose
Cm - Curium
cm - centimeter
CML - Chemical Markup Language
CN - Coordination Number
CN - Cyanide
CNO - Carbon Nitrogen Oxygen
CNP - Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterase
CNT - Carbon NanoTube
Co - Cobalt
CO - Carbon monoxide
CP - Chemically Pure
CP - Cratine Phosphate
CPA - CoPolymer Alloy
CPE - Chemical Potential Energy
Cr - Chromium
CR - Corrosion Resistant
CRAP - Crude Reagent And Products
CRC - Chemical Rubber Company
CRT - Cathode Ray Tube
Cs - Cesium
CSAC - Chemical Safety Analysis and Control
CSAD - Cysteine Sulfinic Acid Decarboxylase
CSTR - Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor
Cu - Copper
CVCS - Chemical Volume Control System
CW - Chemical Warfare
CWA - Chemical Warfare Agent

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