Chemistry Abbreviations Starting with the Letter C

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