From Glyph to Element Symbol - A Story of Names

Constable, Edwin C.. (2019) From Glyph to Element Symbol - A Story of Names. Chimia, 73 (10). pp. 837-839.

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When I write the symbol Fe, all scientists know that I am talking about iron. Today's chemists use element symbols in formulae without thinking where they came from. This article looks at the history of element symbols and why we use the ones we do.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Anorganische Chemie (Constable)
UniBasel Contributors:Constable, Edwin Charles
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Schweizerische Chemische Gesellschaft
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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