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Textbook Problem

Give the chemical symbol for each of the following elements.

a. silver

d. antimony

b. aluminum

e. tin

e. cadmium

f. arsenic

(a).

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The chemical symbol of silver 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

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...

(b).

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The chemical symbol of aluminum 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.

(c).

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The chemical symbol of cadmium 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.

(d).

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The chemical symbol of antimony 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.

(e).

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The chemical symbol of tin 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.

(f).

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The chemical symbol of arsenic 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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