NOTeS: symbols of the elements

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Journal titleChemistry International: Newsmagazine for IUPAC
AbstractFour systems of notation have become so universal that they now surpass most linguistic barriers. These are mathematical signs and symbols, the International System of Units, the traditional musical notation, and the symbols for chemical elements.1 Imagine the world with different symbols for the plus sign in various lan- guages, or different symbols for hydrogen. Although chemists worldwide now enjoy the peace of univer-sally accepted symbols for all elements which are not subject to translation, it took a long time for such convention to root.
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AffiliationMeasurement Science and Standards; National Research Council Canada
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