List of Elements and Symbols

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General Biology 1114

Below is a selected list of elements, and their symbols, that are abundant or essential in living organisms.  I would like you to know the symbol for each element listed. (Note - This is not a complete list of elements that are essential in living organisms.)

Element        Symbol                Element        Symbol                Element      Symbol

Carbon            C                     Hydrogen         H                     Oxygen          O

Nitrogen          N                     Phosphorus      P                      Potassium       K

Calcium           Ca                   Magnesium       Mg                   Sulfur              S

Iron                 Fe                   Manganese        Mn                   Zinc               Zn

Sodium           Na                   Chlorine            Cl                     Iodine            I