Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With the Letter S

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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, Aug. 27, 2020, Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2020, August 27). Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With the Letter S. Retrieved from Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With the Letter S." ThoughtCo. (accessed June 9, 2023).