Identify the chemical symbols corresponding to each element.
Drag the appropriate labels to their respective targets.
What a chemical symbol is
A chemical symbol is shorthand for the name of an element. It uniquely identifies the element. The chemical symbol may be either one or two letters. If
the symbol is two letters, the first letter is capitalized and the second is lowercased.
For example, the chemical symbol for sulfur is
, and the symbol for silicon is
In some cases, the chemical symbol is derived from the Latin or Greek name of the element. For example, the symbol of gold,
, is derived from its
, meaning “shining dawn.”
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