Element Symbol Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Element Symbol

Periodic table of elements
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Element Symbol Definition:

Usually refers to the one- or two-letter abbreviation for a chemical element, though the term can be applied to the alchemical symbols also.

Examples: ​

H for hydrogen, He for helium, Ca for calcium

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