Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 032191029X
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-029-5

Chapter 4 - Atoms and Elements - Exercises - Questions: 10

Answer

Many symbols are derived from latin names. Potassium's abbreviation is K for Kalium.

Work Step by Step

Other are named for their discovers. Curium is named for Marie Curie. Berkelium was named after Berkeley, CA, home of The University of California lab that discovered it.
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