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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640
Chapter 1.4, Problem 1RC
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What is the symbol for the element sodium?

  1. (a) S
  2. (b) Na
  3. (c) So
  4. (d) Sm

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:  The symbol for the element sodium to be identified.

Concept introduction:

Symbol: Chemical elements are represented by the first letter or two of the name of the element. If the chemical symbol has two letters the first letter is always capitalized and the second letter is written in lowercase.

Explanation of Solution

Reason for correct option:

  1. b) For the element sodium, chemical symbol is represented in two letters 'Na' (which is derived from Latin ‘Natrium’) where the first letter is capitalized and the second letter is in lowercase

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