Chemistry Abbreviations Starting with the Letter S

Abbreviations and Acronyms Used in Chemistry

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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 S used in chemistry and chemical engineering.

S - Entropy
s - seconds
S - Sulfur
s - solid
s - spin quantum number
SA - Salicylic Acid
SA - Surface Area
SAC - S-Allyl Cysteine
SAC - Strong Acid Cation
sal - salt (Latin)
SAM - S-Adenosyl Methionine
SAM - Spin Angular Momentum
SAN - Styrene-AcryloNitrile
SAP - Super Absorbant Polymer
SAQ - Soluble AnthraQunone
SAS - Small Angle Scattering
SATP - Standard Ambient Temperature and Pressure
Sb - Antimony
SB - Solvent Based
SBA - Strong Base Anion
SBC - Styrene Butadiene Copolymer
SBR - Sequencing Batch Reactor
SBS - Styrene Butadiene Styrene
Sc - Scandium
SC - Silicon Carbide
SCBA - Specific Chemical and Biologic Agents
SCC - Stress Corrosion Cracking
Sci - Science
SCO - Super Charged Oxygen
SCS - Single Crystal Silicon
SCU - SCoville Units
SCVF - Single Chamber Vacuum Furnace
SCW - Super Critical Water
SCX - Strong Cation eXchanger
SDMS - Scientific Data Management System
SDV - Shut Down Valve
SDW - Spin Density Wave
SE - Sample Error
Se - Selenium
Sec - Seconds
SCN - Thiocyanate
SEP - Separate
SEU - Slightly Enriched Uranium
SF - Safety Factor
SF - Significant Figures
SFC - Supercritical Fluid Chromatography
SFPM - Suspended Fine Particulate Matter
Sg - Seaborgium
SG - Specific Gravity
SG - Spheroidal Graphite
SH - Thiol functional group
SHE - Standard Hydrogen Electrode
SHF - Super High Frequency
SHC - Synthetic HydroCarbon
Si - Silicon
SI units - Système international d'unités (International System of Units)
SL - Sea Level
SL - Short Lived
SLI - Solid-Liquid Interface
SLP - Sea Level Pressure
Sm - Samarium
SM - Semi-Metal
SM - Standard Model
SMILES - Simplified Molecular Input Line Entry System
SN - Sodium Nitrate
Sn - Tin
SNAP = S-Nitroso-N-AcetylPenicillamine
SNP - Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism
sp - hybrid orbital between s and p orbitals
SP - Solubility Product
Sp - Special
SP - Starting Point
SPDF - atomic electron orbital names
SQ - squared
Sr - Strontium
SS - Solid Solution
SS - Stainless Steel
SSP - Steady State Plasma
STEL - Short Term Exposure Limit
STP - Standard Temperature and Pressure
STM - Scanning Tunneling Microscope
SUS - SUSpension

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Chemistry Abbreviations Starting with the Letter S." ThoughtCo, Feb. 12, 2017, thoughtco.com/chemistry-abbreviations-starting-with-the-letter-s-603469. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 12). Chemistry Abbreviations Starting with the Letter S. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/chemistry-abbreviations-starting-with-the-letter-s-603469 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Chemistry Abbreviations Starting with the Letter S." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/chemistry-abbreviations-starting-with-the-letter-s-603469 (accessed November 19, 2017).