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ISBN: 9781305079373
Chapter 1, Problem 9QAP
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Write the name of the element represented by the following symbols.

(a) Hg (b) Si(c) Na(d) I

Interpretation Introduction

(a)

Interpretation:

The name of the element represented by Hg should be determined.

Concept introduction:

Every element in the nature has given its own symbol, which is a shorthand method for representing the element. It is an easy way to represent the element by symbol instead of writing out the name of an element. The symbol of the element can be represented by one or two letters. For two letter symbols, only first letter is capitalized.

Explanation of Solution

There are in total 118 elements known to exist in nature shown in the periodic table. Every element in the nature has given its own symbol, which is a shorthand method for representing the element. It is an easy way to represent the element by symbol instead of writing out the name of an element...

Interpretation Introduction

(b)

Interpretation:

The name of the element represented by Si should be determined.

Concept introduction:

Every element in the nature has given its own symbol, which is a shorthand method for representing the element. It is an easy way to represent the element by symbol instead of writing out the name of an element. The symbol of the element can be represented by one or two letters. For two letter symbols, only first letter is capitalized.

Interpretation Introduction

(c)

Interpretation:

The name of the element represented by Na should be determined.

Concept introduction:

Every element in the nature has given its own symbol, which is a shorthand method for representing the element. It is an easy way to represent the element by symbol instead of writing out the name of an element. The symbol of the element can be represented by one or two letters. For two letter symbols, only first letter is capitalized.

Interpretation Introduction

(d)

Interpretation:

The name of the element represented by I should be determined.

Concept introduction:

Every element in the nature has given its own symbol, which is a shorthand method for representing the element. It is an easy way to represent the element by symbol instead of writing out the name of an element. The symbol of the element can be represented by one or two letters. For two letter symbols, only first letter is capitalized.

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