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What is Meant by the Symbol of an Element ? Explain with Examples. - Science

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What is meant by the symbol of an element ? Explain with examples.

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Solution

The symbol of an element is either the first letter or the first and another letter of the English or Latin name of the element.

For example: Oxygen is represented by the symbol O. Similarly Iron, whose Latin name is Ferrum, is represented by the symbol Fe.

Concept: Chemical Formula Or Molecular Formula
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Lakhmir Singh Class 9 Chemistry - Science Part 2
Chapter 3 Atoms and Molecules
Short Answers | Q 25 | Page 129

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