What is that symbol

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What is that symbol?
Well, it is that time of the semester when you get to start memorizing the symbols and the names of the
elements. Get ready, here we go:
H
He
Li
Be
B
C
N
O
F
hydrogen (exists in nature as H2)
helium
lithium
beryllium
boron
carbon
nitrogen (exists in nature as N2)
oxygen (exists in nature as O2)
fluorine (you’ll FLunk if you write Fl. And it is fluorine, not flourine. We’re not baking cookies.)
(exists in nature as F2)
Ne
neon
Na
sodium
Mg
magnesium
Al
aluminum
Si
silicon
P
phosphorus (P is for phosphorus, not potassium)
S
sulfur (S is for sulfur, not sodium)
Cl
chlorine (make sure you can recognize Cl as chlorine. Students will often confuse chlorine and
call it carbon iodine. Cl is NOT carbon iodine) (exists in nature as Cl2)
Ar
argon
K
potassium
Ca
calcium
Zn
zinc
Pb
lead
Fe
iron
Cu
copper
Au
gold
Ag
silver
Mn
manganese
Ni
nickel
Co
cobalt
Br
bromine (exists in nature as Br2)
I
iodine (exists in nature as I2)
Fr
francium
Hg
mercury
Rn
radon
Ra
radium
Sn
tin
Study hint: make flash cards. Put the symbol on one side of the card and the word on the other side of
the card. Use sheets of paper if index cards are not available. You will be responsible for knowing these
names and symbols on all tests. You might receive another list later, but for now this will do.
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