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The Modern Day Symbols of Atoms of Different Elements

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Symbolic representation of atoms:

  • Symbols for some elements as proposed by Dalton

  • By Berzilius and IUPAC

IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) naming -

  • Many of the symbols are the first one or two letters of the element’s name in English.

  • The first letter of a symbol is always written as a capital letter and the second letter as a small letter

There are some exceptions though which need to be taken care of.

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