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 H helium lithium beryllium boron carbon nitrogen (exists in nature as N oxygen (exists in nature as O fluorine ( (exists in nature as F 2 ) neon 2 2 ) 2 ) ) you’ll FLunk if you write Fl. And it is fluorine, not flourine. We’re not baking cookies.) Ne Na Mg Al Si P S sodium magnesium aluminum silicon phosphorus (P is for phosphorus, not potassium) 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 Cl 2 ) Ar K argon potassium Ca Zn Pb Fe Cu Au calcium zinc lead iron copper gold Ag Mn Ni Co Br I Fr silver manganese nickel cobalt bromine (exists in nature as Br 2 ) iodine (exists in nature as I 2 ) francium Hg Rn Ra Sn mercury radon radium 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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