Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With the Letter L

Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Chemistry

Lactic acid molecule

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

List of Abbreviations Starting With the Letter L

l - angular momentum quantum number
L or l - length
L- - Levorotatory
L - liter
l - liquid
La - Lanthanum
LA - Linoleic Acid
LA - Lactic Acid
LA - Lewis Acid LAE - Lyman Alpha Emitter
LAB - Linear Alkyl Benzene
LASER - Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
LB - Lewis Base
lb - pound
LBNL - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
LC - Liquid Cooled
LC - Liquid Chromatography
LC - Liquid Crystal
LC-MS Liquid Chromatography with Mass Spectroscopy
LCB - Long Chain Base
LCP - Le Chatelier's Principle
LCS - Laboratory Control Sample
LD - Lethal Dose
LD50 - Lethal Dose—50%
LDF - London Dispersion Force
LDP - Low-Density Polyethylene
LEOGER - Losing Electron Oxidation/Gaining Electron Reduction
LEP - Large Electron-Positron collider
LF - Low Frequency
LFL - Lower Flammable Limit
LG - Leaving Group
LGB - Lotte Gas Boiler
LH - Low Heat
LH - Light Hydrocarbon
LH2 - Liquid Hydrogen
LHC - Large Hadron Collider
LHH - Light, Heat, Humidity
Li - Lithium
LIBS - Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy
LiP - Lithium Polymer battery
Liq - Liquid
LLD - Liquid Level Detection
LLE - Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium
LLNL - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
LMA - Low Moisture Absorption
LME - Liquid Metal Embrittlement
LMH - Liquid Hydrogen
LN - Liquid Nitrogen
ln - natural logarithm
LNG - Liquid Natural Gas
LO - Localized Orbitals
LOD - Loss On Drying
LOQ - Limit Of Quantification
LOX - Liquid Oxygen
LP - Liquid Petroleum
LP - Liquid Propane
LPA - Liquid Pressure Amplifier
LPG - Liquid Petroleum Gas
Lq - Liquid
Lqd - Liquid
Lr - Lawrencium
LSE - Low Surface Energy
LSD - Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
LT - Less Than
Lt - light
LT - Low Temperature
LTE - Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium LTG - Liquid To Gas
LTOEL - Long Term Occupational Exposure Limit
Lu - Lutetium
LUMO - Lowest Unoccupied Molecular Orbital
LV - Low Volatility
LVS - Large Volume Sampler
Lw - Lawrencium (Changed to Lr)
LWC - Light Water Content
LWG - Liquid Water in Grams

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With the Letter L." ThoughtCo, Aug. 27, 2020, Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2020, August 27). Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With the Letter L. Retrieved from Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With the Letter L." ThoughtCo. (accessed June 1, 2023).