Practice!

Sample Problem

What are the chemical symbols for the following elements?

1. Boron

2. Magnesium

3. Helium

4. Fluorine

5. Sulfur

6. Aluminum

7.Carbon

8. Calcium

9. Potassium

10. Sodium

11.Hydrogen

Solution

Chemical symbols are 1- or 2-letter shorthand for elements.

Boron is B, Magnesium is Mg, Helium is He, Fluorine is F, Sulfur is S, Aluminum is Al, Carbon is C, Calcium is Ca, Potassium is K, Sodium is Na, Hydrogen is H.