From Glyph to Element Symbol – A Story of Names
Keywords:Elements, Periodic table, Symbols
AbstractWhen I write the symbol Fe, all scientists know that I am talking about iron. Today's chemists use element symbols in formulae without thinking where they came from. This article looks at the history of element symbols and why we use the ones we do.
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E. C. Constable, Chimia 2019, 73, 837, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2019.837.
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