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Grade 8

Language of Chemistry | Exercise

Question 1

Q1) Explain the term ‘symbol’. State a reason why - the symbol of calcium is ‘Ca’ & of copper is ‘Cu’

Solution:

Symbol is a short form for the name of an element. It is the first letter and another letter of the name of an element.

For calcium, ‘C’ is the first letter and ‘a’ is another letter, hence ‘Ca’ for calcium.

For copper, cuprum is the latin name of copper. ‘C’ is the first letter and ‘u’ is another letter, hence ‘Cu’

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Question 1

Q1) Explain the term ‘symbol’. State a reason why - the symbol of calcium is ‘Ca’ & of copper is ‘Cu’

Solution:

Symbol is a short form for the name of an element. It is the first letter and another letter of the name of an element.

For calcium, ‘C’ is the first letter and ‘a’ is another letter, hence ‘Ca’ for calcium.

For copper, cuprum is the latin name of copper. ‘C’ is the first letter and ‘u’ is another letter, hence ‘Cu’

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