Standard Elemental Abbreviations
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Standard Elemental Abbreviations by Rhiannon Miratus
Standard Elemental Abbreviations It has long been known that every chemical we know is made up of a distinct collection of the fundamental elements: fire, earth, air, water, spirit. The differences between flesh and stone, and between gold and coal, are largely caused by subtle differences in the balance of these fundamental elements.
In preparation for a standard table of material elements based on the balance of fundamental elements, the following set of standard abbreviations and three main groups was decided: Metals Al – Aluminium Ba – Barium Bi – Bismuth Ca – Calcium Cb – Cobalt Cp – Copper G – Gold I – Iron Le – Lead Li – Lithium M – Mercury Mn – Manganese Mg – Magnesium Mi – Mithril Ni – Nickel Po – Potassium Pl – Platinum Si – Silver So – Sodium Sr – Strontium Ti – Tin Tm – Titanium Tu – Tungsten Z – Zinc
Non-metals Ag – Argon Br – Bromine C – Carbon Cl – Chlorine H – Hydrogen He – Helium Io – Iodine N – Nitrogen O – Oxygen P – Phosphorus S – Sulphur Metaloids An – Antimony Ar – Arsenic Bo – Boron Si – Silicon Note: currently unused single letter: D, E, F, J, K, Q, R, U, V, W, X, Y.