Chemistry Abbreviations and Acronyms

 

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Listing B

A

ampere (unit)

angstrom (unit)

 

abs.

absolute

abstr.

abstract

a.c.

alternating current

ACTH

adrenocorticotropin

addn.

addition

addnl.

additional(ly)

ADP

adenosine 5′-diphosphate

alc.

alcohol(ic)

aliph.

aliphatic

alk.

alkaline

alky.

alkalinity

AMP

adenosine 5′-monophosphate

amt.

amount

amu

atomic mass unit

anal.

analysis, analytical(ly)

anhyd.

anhydrous

AO

atomic orbital

app.

apparatus

approx.

approximate(ly)

approxn.

approximation

APW

augmented plane wave

aq.

aqueous

arom.

aromatic

assoc.

associate

assocd.

associated

assocg.

associating

assocn.

association

asym.

asymmetric(al)(ly)

at.

atomic

atm

atmosphere (unit)

atm.

atmospheric

ATP

adenosine 5′-triphosphate

ATPase

adenosine triphosphatase

av.

average

AVE

all valence electron

bbl

barrel (unit)

bcc.

body centered cubic

BCS

bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer

BOD

biochemical oxygen demand

b.p.

boiling point

Bq

becquerel (unit)

Btu

British thermal unit

Bu

butyl (normal)

bu

bushel (unit)

mB

Bohr magneton (unit)

C

coulomb (unit)

C

degree Celsius (centigrade) (unit)

cal

calorie (unit)

calc.

calculate

calcd.

calculated

calcg.

calculating

calcn.

calculation

cAMP

cyclic AMP

c.d.

current density

CD

circular dichroism

CDP

cytidine 5′-diphosphate

CEPA

coupled electron pair approximation

cfm

cubic feet per minute (unit)

cGMP

cyclic GMP

chem.

chemical(ly), chemistry

CI

configuration interaction

Ci

curie (unit)

clin.

clinical(ly)

CM-cellulose

carboxymethyl cellulose

CMP

cytidine 5′-monophosphate

CNDO

complete neglect of differential overlap

CoA

coenzyme A

COD

chemical oxygen demand

coeff.

coefficient

com.

commercial(ly)

compd.

compound

compn.

composition

ConA

concanavalin A

conc.

concentrate

concd.

concentrated

concg.

concentrating

concn.

concentration

cond.

conductivity

const.

constant

contg.

containing

cor.

corrected

CP

chemically pure

CPA

coherent potential approximation

crit.

critical

cryst.

crystalline

crystd

crystallised

crystg

crystallising

crystn

crystallisation

crystd.

crystallized

crystg.

crystallizing

crystn.

crystallization

CTP

cytidine 5′-triphosphate

cwt

hundred weight (unit)

D

debye unit

d.

density

d.c.

direct current

DEAE-cellulose

diethylaminoethyl cellulose

decomp.

decompose

decompd.

decomposed

decompg.

decomposing

decompn.

decomposition

degrdn.

degradation

deriv.

derivative

det.

determine

detd.

determined

detg.

determining

detn.

determination

diam.

diameter

dil.

dilute

dild.

diluted

dilg.

diluting

diln.

dilution

DIM

diatomics-in-molecules

dissoc.

dissociate

dissocd.

dissociated

dissocg.

dissociating

dissocn.

dissociation

distd.

distilled

distg.

distilling

distn.

distillation

DMF

dimethylformamide

DMSO

dimethyl sulfoxide

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

DNase

deoxyribonuclease

d.p.

degree of polymerization

dpm

disintegrations per minute (unit)

DTA

differential thermal analysis

ECG

electrocardiogram

ED

effective dose

EDTA

ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid

EEG

electroencephalogram

EHMO

extended Hueckel molecular orbital

elec.

electric(al)(ly)

ELISA

enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay

emf.

electromotive force

emu

electromagnetic unit

equil.

equilibrium

equiv

equivalent (unit)

equiv.

equivalent

esp.

especially

ESR

electron spin resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance

est.

estimate

estd.

estimated

estg.

estimating

estn.

estimation

esu

electrostatic unit

Et

ethyl

eV

electron volt (unit)

evap.

evaporate

evapd.

evaporated

evapg.

evaporating

evapn.

evaporation

examd.

examined

examg.

examining

examn.

examination

expt.

experiment

exptl.

experimental(ly)

ext.

extract

extd.

extracted

extg.

extracting

extn.

extraction

F

farad

F

degree Fahrenheit (unit)

FAD

flavin adenine dinucleotide

fcc.

face centered cubic

fermn.

fermentation

FMN

flavin mononucleotide

f.p.

freezing point

FSGO

floating spherical Gaussian orbital

FSH

follicle-stimulating hormone

ft

foot (unit)

ft-lb

foot-pound (unit)

g

gram (unit)

g

gravitational constant

G

gauss (unit)

gal

gallon (unit)

GDP

guanosine 5′-diphosphate

GeV

billion electron volts (unit)

GMP

guanosine 5′-monophosphate

GTO

Gaussian-type orbital

GTP

guanosine 5′-triphosphate

Gy

gray (absorbed radiation dose) (unit)

h

hour (unit)

H

henry (unit)

ha

hectare (unit)

HAM

hydrogenic atoms in molecules

Hb

hemoglobin

hcp

hexagonal close-packed

HMO

Hueckel molecular orbital

HOMO

highest occupied molecular orbital

Hz

hertz (cycles/sec) (unit)

ICSH

interstitial cell-stimulating hormone

ID

inhibitory dose

IDP

inosine 5′-diphosphate

IEHMO

iterative extended Hueckel molecular orbital

IEPA

independent electron pair approximation

Ig

immunoglobulin

i.m.

intramuscular(ly)

IMP

inosine 5′-monophosphate

in.

inch (unit)

INDO

intermediate neglect of differential overlap

i.p.

intraperitoneal(ly)

IR

infrared

irradn.

irradiation

ITP

inosine 5′-triphosphate

IU

international unit

i.v.

intravenous(ly)

J

joule (unit)

K

kelvin (unit)

L

liter (unit)

lab.

laboratory

lb

pound (unit)

LCAO

linear combination of atomic orbitals

LCFC

linear combination of fragment configuration

LD

lethal dose

LEED

low energy electron diffraction

LH

luteinizing hormone

liq.

liquid

lm

lumen (unit)

LUMO

lowest unoccupied molecular orbital

lx

lux (unit)

m

meter (unit)

m

olal (unit)

M

molar (unit)

m.

melts at, melting at

manuf.

manufacture

manufd.

manufactured

manufg.

manufacturing

math.

mathematical(ly)

max.

maximum

MC-SCF

multiconfigurational self-consistent field

Me

methyl (not metal)

mech.

mechanical(ly) (not mechanism)

metab.

metabolism

MHD

magnetohydrodynamics

mi

mile (unit)

MIM

molecules-in-molecules

min

minute (unit)

min.

minimum(s)

misc.

miscellaneous

mixt.

mixture

MNDO

modified neglect of diatomic overlap

mo

month (unit)

MO

molecular orbital

mol

mole (unit)

mol.

molecule, molecular

m.p.

melting point

mph

miles per hour (unit)

mRNA

messenger RNA

MSH

melanocyte-stimulating hormone

Mx

maxwell (unit)

NAD

nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide

NADP

nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate

NDDO

neglect of diatomic differential overlap

neg.

negative(ly)

NMN

nicotinamide mononucleotide

NMR

nuclear magnetic resonance

NNDO

neglect of nonbonded differential overlap

no.

number

NQR

nuclear quadruple resonance

obsd.

observed

Oe

oersted (unit)

O

ohm (unit)

ORD

optical rotatory dispersion

org.

organic

oxidn.

oxidation

oz

ounce

P

poise (unit)

Pa

pascal (unit)

p.d.

potential difference

Ph

phenyl

phys.

physical(ly)

PMO

perturbational molecular orbital

PNDO

partial neglect of differential overlap

polymd

polymerised

polymg

polymerising

polymn

polymerisation

polymd.

polymerized

polymg.

polymerizing

polymn.

polymerization

pos.

positive(ly)

powd.

powdered

ppb

parts per billion (unit)

ppm

parts per million (unit)

PPP

Pariser-Parr-Pople

ppt.

precipitate

pptd.

precipitated

pptg.

precipitating

pptn.

precipitation

Pr

propyl (normal)

prep.

prepare

prepd.

prepared

prepg.

preparing

prepn.

preparation

prodn.

production

psi

pounds per square inch (unit)

psia

pounds per square inch absolute (unit)

psig

pounds per square inch gage (unit)

pt

pint (unit)

purifn.

purification

qt

quart (unit)

qual.

Qualitative(ly)

quant.

quantitative(ly)

R

roentgen (unit)

redn.

reduction

ref.

reference

rem

roentgen equivalent man (unit)

rep

roentgen equivalent physical (unit)

reprodn.

reproduction

resoln.

resolution

resp.

respective(ly)

RHEED

reflection high energy electron diffraction

RHF

restricted Hartree-Fock

RNA

ribonucleic acid

RNase

ribonuclease

RPA

random phase approximation

rRNA

ribosomal RNA

rpm

revolutions per minute (unit)

RQ

respiratory quotient

s

second (unit)

S

siemens (unit)

sapon.

saponification

sapond.

saponified

sapong.

saponifying

sat.

saturate

satd.

saturated

satg.

saturating

satn.

saturation

s.c.

subcutaneous(ly)

SCE

saturated calomel electrode

SCF

self-consistent field

SEM

scanning electron microscopy

sep.

separate(ly)

sepd.

separated

sepg.

separating

sepn.

separation

sol.

soluble

soln.

solution

soly.

solubility

sp.

gr. specific gravity

sp.

vol. specific volume

sp.

wt. specific weight

sr

steradian (unit)

St

stokes (unit)

std.

standard

STO

Slater-type orbital

sym.

symmetric(al)(ly)

T

tesla (unit)

tbs

tablespoon (unit)

TEAE-cellulose

triethylaminoethyl cellulose

tech.

technical(ly)

temp.

temperature

theor.

theoretical(ly)

thermodn.

thermodynamic(s)

THF

tetrahydrofuran

titrn.

titration

TSH

thyroid-stimulating hormone

tsp

teaspoon (unit)

UDP

uridine 5′-diphosphate

UHF

unrestricted Hartree-Fock

UMP

uridine 5′-monophosphate

UPS

UV photoelectron spectroscopy

USP

United States Pharmacopeia

UTP

uridine 5′-triphosphate

UV

ultraviolet

V

volt (unit)

vol.

volume

W

watt (unit)

Wb

weber (unit)

wk

week (unit)

wt.

weight

XPS

x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy

yd

yard (unit)

yr

year (unit)

ZDO

zero differential overlap

 

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With A

A – Atom

AA – Acetic Acid

AA – Amino Acid

AA – Atomic Absorption spectroscopy

AACC – American Association for Clinical Chemistry

AADC – Amino Acid DeCarboxylase

AADC – Aromatic L-Amino acid DeCarboxylase

AAS – Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy

AB – Acid Base

AB – Acid Bath

ABC – Atomic, Biological, Chemical

ABCC – Advanced Biomedical Computing Center

ABCC – American Board of Clinical Chemistry

ABS – Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene

ABS – Absorb

ABV – Alcohol By Volume

ABW – Alcohol By Weight

Ac – Actinium

AC – Aromatic Carbon

ACC – American Chemical Council

ACE – Acetate

ACS – American Chemical Society

ADP – Adenosine DiPhosphate

AE – Activation Energy

AE – Atomic Emission

AE – Acid Equivalent

AFS – Atomic Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Ag – Silver

AH – Aryl Hydrocarbon

AHA – Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Al – Aluminum

ALDH – ALdehyde DeHydrogenase

Am – Americium

AM – Atomic Mass

AMP – Adenosine MonoPhosphate

AMU – Atomic Mass Unit

AN – Ammonium Nitrate

ANSI – American National Standards Institute

AO – Aqueous Oxygen

AO – Aldehyde Oxidase

API – Aromatic PolyImide

AR – Analytical Reagent

Ar – Argon

As – Arsenic

AS – Ammonium Sulfate

ASA – AcetylSalicylic Acid

ASP – ASParate

AT – Adenine and Thymine

AT – Alkaline Transition

At – Astatine

AT NO – Atomic Number

ATP – Adenosine TriPhosphate

ATP – Ambient Temperature Pressure

Au – Gold

AW – Atomic Weight

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With B

B – Boron

Ba – Barium

BA – Benzyl Alcohol

BA – Bonding Activity

BA – Butyl Acetate

B[a]P – Benzo[a]Pyrene

BAP – Benzyl Amino Purine

BC – Bond Centered

BC – Boron Carbide

BCAA – Branched Chain Amino Acid

BCC – Body Centered Cubic

BCF – Black Carbon Fiber

BD – Black Diamond

Be – Beryllium

BE- Bond Energy

BeV – Billion Electron Volt (equal to 1 GeV)

BFR – Brominated Flame Retardants

Bh – Bohrium

BHA – Butylated Hydroxy Acid

BHA – Butylated HydroxyAnisole

BHD – Benzene Hydrogen Donor

BHT – Butylated Hydroxy Toluene

Bi – Bismuth

Bk – Berkelium

BLEVE – Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion

BM – Base Metal

BMDL – Below Method Detection Limits

BOD – Biological Organic Deposit

BOV – Blow Off Valve

BP – Benzoyl Peroxide

BP – Boiling Point

BPDE – Benzo[A]Pyrene-Diol-Epoxide BPE – Boiling Point Elevation

BPO – Benzoyl PerOxide

Br – Bromine

BTA – BuTylated hydroxyAnisole

BTEX – Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene and Xylene

BTTN – 1,2,4-ButaneTriol TriNitrate

BTX – Benzene, Toluene, Xylene

BWR – Boiling Water Reactor

Bz – Benzoyl functional group

BZP – BenZylPiperazine

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With C

C – Carbon

C – Celsius

C – Coulomb

C – Cytosine

Ca – Calcium

CA – Cytric Acid

CAB – Cation-Anion Balance

CADS – Chemical Agent Detection System

CAR – Commercial And Residential

CAS – Chemical Abstracts Service

CAW – Catalyst Altered Water

CB – Conduction Band

CBA – Cytometric Bead Array

CBR – Chemical, Biological, Radiological

CBRE – Chemical, Biological, Radiological Element

CBRN – Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear

CC – Cubic Centimeter

CCBA – Chemical Coordinate Bonding and Adsorption

CCL – Contaminant Candidate List

CCS – Carbon Capture Storage

Cd – Cadmium

CDA – Clean Dry Air

CDR – Chemical Distribution Room

CDSL – Chemical Data Summary List

CDU – Chemical Dispensing Unit

Ce – Cerium

CE – Chemical Engineering

CEP – Chemical Engineering Process

Cf – Californium

CF – Carbon Fiber

CF – Ceramic Fiber

CFA – Cetylated Fatty Acid

CFC – Chlorofluorocarbon

CFRP – Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic

cg – centigram

CGS – Centimeter, Gram, Second

CHC – Chlorinated HydroCarbon

Chem – Chemistry

CHM – Chemistry

CHO – Carbohydrate

Ci – Curie

CLC – Cross Linked Cellulose

Cm – Curium

cm – centimeter

CML – Chemical Markup Language

CN – Coordination Number

CN – Cyanide

CNO – Carbon Nitrogen Oxygen

CNP – Cyclic Nucleotide Phosphodiesterase

CNT – Carbon NanoTube

Co – Cobalt

CO – Carbon monoxide

CP – Chemically Pure

CP – Cratine Phosphate

CPA – CoPolymer Alloy

CPE – Chemical Potential Energy

Cr – Chromium

CR – Corrosion Resistant

CRAP – Crude Reagent And Products

CRC – Chemical Rubber Company

CRT – Cathode Ray Tube

Cs – Cesium

CSAC – Chemical Safety Analysis and Control

CSAD – Cysteine Sulfinic Acid Decarboxylase

CSTR – Continuously Stirred Tank Reactor

Cu – Copper

CVCS – Chemical Volume Control System

CW – Chemical Warfare

CWA – Chemical Warfare Agent

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With D

d – day

D – Deuterium

D – Dilute

D- – Dextrorotatory

D2O – Deuterium Oxide or Heavy Water

DAB – Diaminobenzidine

DAP – DiAmmonium Phosphate

dB – decibel

DB – Double Bond

Db – Dubnium

DDT – Dichloro Diphenyl Trichloroethane

DE – Dissociation Energy

DEC – Direct Evaporative Cooling

DEG – Degree

DEG – DiEthylene Glycol

DGA – Dissolved Gas Analysis

DHA – DocosaHexanoic Acid

DHMO – DiHydrogen MonOxide (water)

DHY – Dehydrate

DI – Diffusion Index

DIAPHOX – DIAmino PHosphine OXide

DIN – Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen

DIP – Dissolved Inorganic Phosphate

DIW – De-Ionized Water

DLC – Dry Liquid Concentrate

DLS – Dynamic Light Scattering

DM – Dipole Moment

DM – Dry Matter

DMAE – DiMethyl Amino Ethanol

DMAP – 4-DiMethylAminoPyridine

DMBP – DiMethyl BenzoPhenone

DME – DiMethyl Ether

DMG – DiMethyl Glycine

DMHg – DiMethyl mercury

DMK – DiMethyl Ketone

DMSO – DiMethyl SulfOxide

DMT – DiMethylTryptamine DNA – DeoxyriboNucleic Acid

DOC – Dissolved Organic Compounds

DP – Differntial Pressure

DP – Dry Process

DPM – Dynamic Proton Model

DQS – Discrete Quantum State

DRR – Double Replacement Reaction

DU – Depleted Uranium

Dy – Dysprosium

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With E

e– – electron

E – Energy

E1520 – Propylene Glycol

EA – Epoxy Adhedsive

EA – Ethyl Acetate

EAA – Ethylene Acrylic Acid

EAM – Embedded Atom Method

EAS – Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution

EB – Electrode Barrier

EBSD – Electron BackScatter Diffraction

EBT – Eriochrome Black T indicator

EC – Electron Capture

EC – Ethyl Carbonate

ECD – Electron Capture Detector

ECH – Enoyl-CoA Hydratease

EDI – Electrical De-Ionization

EDP – Ethylene Diamine Pyrocatehol

EDT – 1,2-Ethane DiThiol

EDTA – Ethylene-Diamine-Tetra-Acetic acid

EE – Ether Extract

EEC – Equilibrium Equivalent Concentration

EEC – Evaporation Emission Control

EEEI – Effective Electron-Electron Interaction

EER – Equilibrium Exchange Rate

EET – Excitation Energy Transfer

EG – Ethylene Glycol

EGE – Ethylene Glycol Ether

EGO – Exhaust Gas Oxygen

EGR – Entropy Gradient Reversal

EGTA – Ethylene Glycol Tetraacetic Acid

EHF – Extremely High Frequencey

EIC – Electromagnetically-Induced Chirality

ELF – Extremely Low Frequency

EM – ElectroMagnetic

EM – Elevated Moisture

EMA – Ethylene Methacrylic Acid

EMF – ElectroMotive Force

EN – Ethylene Naphthalate

EOF – ElectroOsmotic Flow

EP – Ethylene Polypropylene

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

EPD – End Point Dilution

EPDM – Ethyl Propyl Diene Monomer

EPH – Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons

EPI – EPInephrine

Eq – Equivalent

Er – Erbium

ERW – Electrolyzed Reduced Water

Es – Einsteinium

ES – Excited State

ETOH – EThyl Alcohol

Eu – Europium

EV – Exceptional Vacuum

EVA – Ethylene Vinyl Acetate

EVOH – Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With F

f – femto

F – Fluorine

FA – Fully Amorphous

FA – Furnace Annealing

FAC – Free Available Chlorine

FAD – Flavin Adenine Dinucleotide

FADE – Fast Atomic Density Evaluation

FAN – Free Amino Nitrogen

FAS – Fluorescence Actin Staining

FAS – Folic Acid Synthesis

FBC – Fesser, Bishop and Campbell model

FBD – Free Body Diagram

FBR – Fast Breeder Reactor

FC – Face Cell

FC – Face Centered

FC – Fragment Crystallization

FCC – Face Centered Cubic

FCC – Fluid Catalytic Cracking

FCC – Food Chemical Codex

FCCU – Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Unit

FCHC – Face Centered Hyper-Cubic

FCS – Fellow of the Chemical Society

FCS – Fire Control System

FCS – Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy

FE – Ferredoxin

FE – Free Energy

Fe – Iron

FGC – Flue Gas Conditioning

FIGD – Flow Injection/Gas Diffusion

FIGE – Field Inversion Gel Electrophoresis

FIPS – Fast Imaging Plasma Spectrometer

Fm – Fermium

FOS – FructoOligoSaccharide

FP – Freezing Point

FPD – Freezing Point Depression

FPLC – Fast Performance Liquid Chromatography

Fr – Francium

FRAP – Fluorine-Resistant Acid Phosphatase

FRS – Fellow of the Royal Society

FS – Free State

FSA – Formamidine Sulphinic Acid

FW – Formula Weight

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With G

G – Gauss

G – Gibbs Free Energy

G – Giga

G – Glycine g – gram

G – Guanosine

Ga – Gallium

Ga – Gauge

GABA – Gamma-AminoButyric Acid

GAD – Glutamate Decarboxylase

GAG – Glycosaminoglycan

GBB – Gas Blow Back

GC – Geiger Counter

GCC – Global Carbon Cycle

GCC – Global Climate Change

GCC – Glucocorticoid

GCC – Guanylyl Cyclase C

GCMS – Gas Chromatographic Mass Spectrometer

Gd – Gadolinium

GDP – Guanosine DiPhosphate

GE – Genetic Engineering

Ge – Germanium

GE – Group Element

Gel – Gelatin

GEM – Genetically Engineered Microorganism

GEP – Good Engineering Practice

GER – Gains Electrons – Reduction

GFM – Gram Formula Mass

GFW – Gram Formula Weight

GHB – Gamma-Hydroxy Butyrate

GI – Galvanized Iron

GI – Glycemic Index

GLA – GaLactosidase Alpha

GLA – Gamma-Linolenic Acid

GLA – Gamma-caroxyglutamic Acid

GLC – Gas Liquid Chromatography

Glc – Glucose

Glk – Glucokinase

GM – Geiger-Mueller tube

GMM – Gram Molecular Mass

GP – Gas Phase

GP – Glycerate 3-Phosphate

GP – GlycoProtein

GPC – Gel Permeation Chromatography

GS – Guanosine Synthetase

GT – Greater Than

GTL – Gas To Liquid

GTN – Glyceryl TriNitrate

Gy – Gray (radiation unit)

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With H

H – Enthalpy

H – Hydrogen

h – Planck’s constant

h – convection heat transfer coefficient

Ha – Hahnium (initial name for dubnium)

HA – Hemagglutinin

HAA – HaloAcetic Acid

HAc – Acetic Acid

HAc – Acetaldehyde

HACCP – Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points

HAP – Hazardous Air Pollutant

HAS – Helium Atom Scattering

HAS – HyAluronan Synthase

HAT – Hypoxanthine, Aminopterin, Thymidine

HAZMAT – HAZardous MATerials

Hb – Hemoglobin

HB – Hydrogen Bonded

HBC – Hemoglobin C

HBCD – HexaBromoCycloDodecane

HBD – Hydrogen Bond Donor

HC – HydroCarbon

HCA – HydroxyCitric Acid

HCA – HydroxyCarbonate Apatite

HCB – HexaChloroBenzene

HCFC – HydroChloroFluoroCarbon

HDA – High Density Amorphous ice

HDA – HydroxyDecanoic Acid

HDI – Hexamethylene DiIsocyanate

HE – Hektoen Enteric agar

He – Helium

HE – High Explosive

HEA – Hektoen Enteric Agar

HEK – HEKtoen enteric agar

HEL – High Energy Laser

HEMA – HydroxyEthylMethAcrylate

HEP – Half Equivalence Point

HEPA – High-Efficiency Particulate Air

HEPH – Heavy Extractable Petroleum Hydrocarbons

HEU – Highly Enriched Uranium

Hf – Halfnium

HF – Hartree-Fock Method

HF – Heat Flux

HF – High Frequency

HF – Hydrogen Fuel

HFA – HydroFluoroAlkane

HFB – HexaFluoroBenzene

HFC – HydroFluoroCarbon

HFLL – Half-Filled Landau Level

HFP – HexaFluoroPropylene

Hg – Mercury

Hgb – Hemoglobin

HHV – High Heating Value

HIC – Household And Industrial Chemical

HL – Half-Life

HL – Hydrogen Line

HLA – HyaLuronic Acid

HLB – Helium Light Band

HMF – HydroxyMethyl Furfural

HMW – High Molecular Weight

Ho – Holmium

HO – Hydroxyl radical

HOAc – Acetic Acid

HOMO – Highest Occupied Molecular Orbital

HOQS – Highest Occupied Quantum State

HP – High Pressure

hp – horse power

HPHT – High Pressure/High Temperature

HPLC – High Pressure Liquid Chromatography

HPPT – High Pressure Phase Transformation

HPSV – High Pressure Sodium Vapor

Hr – Hour

HRA – Health Risk Assessment

Hs – Hassium

HS – Hidden States

HSAB – Hard and Soft Acids and Bases

HSV – High Shear Viscosity

HT – Heat Transport

HT – Heat Treated

HT – High Temperature

HTC – Heat Transfer Coefficient

HTGR – High Temperature Gas Reactor

HTH – High Test Hypochlorite

HTS – High Temperature Superconductor

HTST – Hight Temperature/Short Time

HV – High Viscosity

HV – High Voltage

HVLP – High Volume/Low Pressure

HY – High Yield

Hz – Hertz

HZT – HydroChloroThiazide

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With I

I – electrical current

I – Iodine

I – Isoleucine

IAEA – International Atomic Energy Agency

IAQ – Indoor Air Quality

IB – Ion Balance

IC – Ice Crystals

ICE – Initial, Change, Equilibrium

ICE – Internal Combustion Engine

ICP – Inductively Coupled Plasma

ICSC – International Chemical Safety Card

ICSD – Inorganic Crystal Structure Database

ICSN – Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles

IE – Inert Electrolyte

IE – Ionization Energy

IEA – International Energy Agency

IG – Inert Gas

iHOP – information Hyperlinked Over Proteins

i.i.d. – independent and identically distributed

IK – Inverse Kinematics

IMBR – Immersed Membrane BioReactor

IMF – InterMolecular Force

IMS – Industrial Methylated Spirit

In – Indium

InChI – International Chemical Identifier

IOC – InOrganic Contaminant

IOCB – Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry

IOCM – International Organic Chemistry Meeting

IPA – IsoPropyl Alcohol

IQ – Iron Quality

IR – Incident Report

IR – InfraRed

IR – Ionizing Radiation

Ir – Iridium

IRM – Interference Reflection Microscopy

ISI – Initial State Interaction

ISI – In-Situ Interfermometer ISM – Industrial, Scientific, or Medical

IUPAC – International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With J

J – Joule

JAC – Journal of Analytical Chemistry

JAW – Just Add Water

JBC – Journal of Biological Chemistry

JCG – Journal of Crystal Growth

JCS – Journal of the Chemical Society

JOC – Journal of Organic Chemistry

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With K

k – Boltzmann constant K – Kelvin

k – kilo

K – Potassium

Ka – Acid dissociation constant

Kd – Dissociation constant

KE – Kinetic Energy

Keq – Equilibrium constant

kg – kilogram

KGA – KetoGlutaric Acid

kHz – kilohertz

km – kilometer

KMT – Kinetic Molecular Theory

Kr – Krypton

KTM – Kinetic Thermal Mixing

kW – kilowatt

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With L

Li – Lithium

LIBS – Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

LiP – Lithium Polymer battery

Liq – Liquid

LLD – Liquid Level Detection

LLE – Liquid-Liquid Equilibrium

LLNL – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

LMA – Low Moisture Absorption

LME – Liquid Metal Embritlement

LMH – Liquid Hydrogen

LN – Liquid Nitrogen

ln – natural logarithm

LNG – Liquid Natural Gas

LO – Localized Orbitals

LOD – Loss On Drying

LOQ – Limit Of Quantification

LOX – Liquid Oxygen

LP – Liquid Petroleum

LP – Liquid Propane

LPA – Liquid Pressure Amplifier

LPG – Liquid Petroleum Gas

Lq – Liquid

Lqd – Liquid

Lr – Lawrencium

LSE – Low Surface Energy

LSD – Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

LT – Less Than

Lt – light

LT – Low Temperature

LTE – Local Thermodynamic Equilibrium LTG – Liquid To Gas

LTOEL – Long Term Occupational Exposure Limit

Lu – Lutetium

LUMO – Lowest Unoccupied Molecular Orbital

LV – Low Volatility

LVS – Large Volume Sampler

Lw – Lawrencium (Changed to Lr) LWC – Light Water Content

LWG – Liquid Water in Grams

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With M

M – concentration (Molarity)

m – mass

M – Mega

m – meter

M – Methyl

m – milli M – Molar M – Molecule

M3/H – Cubic Meters per Hour

mA – milliampere

MAC – Mobile Analytical Chemical

MADG – Moisture Activated Dry Granulation

MAM – Methyl Azoxy Methanol

MASER – Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation

MAX – MAXimum

mbar – millibar

MBBA – N-(4-MethoxyBenzylidene)-4-ButylAniline

MC – MethylCellulose

MCA – Multi Channel Analyzer

MCL – Maximum Contaminant Level

MCR – MultiComponent Reaction

MCT – Medium Chain Triglyceride

MCT – MonoCarboxylate Transporter

Md – Mendelevium

MDA – MethyleneDiAniline

MDCM – Mechanistically Defined Chemical Mixtures

MDI – Methylene Diphenyl diIsocyanate

MDMA – MethyleneDioxy-MethylAmphetamine

MDQ – Minimum Daily Quantity

me – mass of an electron

ME – Materials Engineering

ME – MEthyl group

MEE – Minimum Explosive Energy

MEG – MonoEthylene Glycol

MEL – MethylEthylLead

MES – MethylEthylSulfate

MeV – Million electronVolt or MegaelectronVolt

MF – Methyl Formate

MF – Micro Fiber

MFG – Molecular Frequency Generator

MFP – Maximum Freezing Point

MFP – Molecular Free Path

MFP – MonoFluoroPhosphate

Mg – Magnesium

mg – milligram

MGA – Moldular Gas Analyser

MH – Metal Halide

MH – Methyl Hydroxide

MHz – MegaHertz

MIBK – MethylIsoButylKetone

MIDAS – Molecular Interactions Dynamics And Simulations

MIG – Metal Inert Gas

MIN – MINimum

min – minutes

MIT – MethylIsoThiazolinone

MKS – Meter-Kilogram-Second

MKSA – Meter-Kilogram-Second-Ampere

mL or ml – milliliter

ML – Mono Layer

mm – millimeter

MM – Molar Mass

mmHg – millimeters of mercury

Mn – Manganese

MNT – Molecular NanoTechnology

MO – Molecular Orbital

Mo – Molybdenum

MOAH – Mineral Oil Aromatic Hydrocarbon

MOH – Measurement of Hardness

mol – mole

MOL – molecule

MP – Melting Point

MP – Metal Particulate

MPD – 2-Methyl-2,4-PentaneDiol

MPD – m-PhenyleneDiamine

MPH – Miles Per Hour

MPS – Meters Per Second

Mr – Relative Molecular mass

MRT – Mean Radiant Temperature

MS – Mass Spectrometry

ms – millisecond

MSDS – Material Safety Data Sheet

MSG – MonoSodium Glutamate

Mt – Meitnerium

MTBE – Methyl Tert-butyl Ether

MW – MegaWatt

mW – MilliWatt

MW – Molecular Weight

MWCNT – Multi-Walled Carbon NanoTube

MWCO – Molecular Weight CutOff

MWM – Molecular Weight Marker

 

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With N

n – nano

n – neutron

n0 – neutron

n – neutron emission

N – Newton

N – Nitrogen

N – Normal (concentration)

n – number of moles

NA – Avogadro constant

NA – Not Active

NA – Nucleic Acid

Na – Sodium

NAA – N-AcetylasPartate

NAA – Naphtalic Acetic Acid

NAC – Naphthenic Acid Corrosion

NAD+ – Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide

NADH – Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide – Hydrogen (reduced)

NADP – Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate

NAS – National Academy of Science

Nb – Niobium

NBC – Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

NBO – Natural Bond Orbital

NCE – New Chemical Entity

NCEL – New Chemical Exposure Limit

NCR – No Carbon Required

NCW – National Chemistry Week

Nd – Neodymium

Ne – Neon

NE – Non Equilibrium

NE – Nuclear Energy

NG – Natural Gas

NHE – Normalized Hydrogen Electrode

Ni – Nickel

NIH – National Institutes of Health

NiMH – Nickel Metal Halide

NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology nm – nanometer

NM – Non Metal

NMR – Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

NNK – Nicotine-derived Nitrosamine Ketone

No – Nobelium

NOAA – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NORM – Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material

NOS – Nitrous Oxide

NOS – Nitric Oxide Synthase

Np – Neptunium

NR – Not Recorded

NS – Not Significant

NU – Natural Uranium

NV – Non-Volatile

NVC – Non-Volatile Chemical

NVOC – Non–Volatile Organic Chemical

NW – Nuclear Weapon

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With O

O – Oxygen

O3 – Ozone

OA – Oleic Acid

OAA – OxaloAcetic Acid

OAc – Acetoxy functional group

OAM – Orbital Angular Momentum

OB – Oligosaccharide Binding

OC – Organic Carbon

OD – Optical Density

OD – Oxygen Demand

ODC – Ornithine DeCarboxylase

OER – Oxygen Enhancement Ratio

OF – Oxygen Free

OFC – Oxygen Free Copper

OFHC – Oxygen Free High thermal Conductivity

OH – alcohol

OH – hydroxide

OH – hydroxyl functional group

OI – Oxygen Index

OILRIG – Oxygen Is Losing – Reduction Is Gaining

OM – Organic Matter

ON – Oxidation Number

OP – Organophosphate

OQS – Occupied Quantum State

OR – Oxidation-Reduction

ORNL – Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORP – Oxidation-Reduction Potential

ORR – Oxidation-Reduction Reaction

Os – Osmium

OSHA – Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OSL – Optically Stimulated Luminescence

OTA – OchraToxin A

OV – Organic Vapor

OVA – Organic Vapor Analyser

OVA – OVAlbumin

OWC – Oil-Water Contact

OX – oxygen

OX – Oxidation

OXA – OXanilic Acid

OXT – OXyTocin

OXY – Oxygen

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With P

P – Peta

P – Phosphorus

p – pico

P – Pressure

P – Proton

PA – Phosphatidic Acid

Pa – Pascal

Pa – Protactinium

PA – Proton Affinity

PA # – PolyAmide polymer number

PAA – PolyAcrylic Acid

PABA – ParaAminoBenzoic Acid

PAC – Pharmaceutically Active Compound

PAC – Polycyclic Aromatic Content

PAC – Powdered Activated Carbon

PAEK – PolyArylEtherKetone

PAGE – PolyAcrylamide Gel Electrophoresis

PAH – Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon

PAI – PolyAmide Imide

PAO – PolyAlphaOlefin

PASA – PolyAmide, Semi-Aromatic

Pb – Lead

PB – PolyButylene

PBB – PolyBrominated Biphenyl

PBD – PolyButaDiene

PBI – PolyBenzImidazole

PBN – PolyButylene Naphthalate

PBS – Phosphate Buffered Saline

PBT – PolyButylene Teerephthalate

PC – PolyCarbonate

PC – Pyruvate Carboxylase

PCA – Pyrrolidone Carboxylic Acid

PCC – Pyridine Chloro Chromate

PCE – Tetrachloroethylene

PCR – Polymerase Chain Reaction

PCV – Pressure Control Valve

Pd – Palladium

PD – Positive Displacement

PD – Potential Difference

PE – PhycoErythrin

PE – Polyethylene

PE – Potential Energy

PEA – PolyEster Amine

PEEK – PolyEtherEtherKetone

PEG – PolyEthylene Glycol

PEK – Poly Ether Ketone

PEL – Permissible Exposure Limit

PERC – Tetrachloroethylene

PES – PolyEtherSulfone

PET – PolyEthylene Teraphthalate

PETP – PolyEthyleneTerePhthalate

PEX – Cross-linked PolyEthylene

PFC – Perfluorocarbon

pg – picogram

PG – Propylene Glycol

PG – Prostaglandin

PGA – 3-PhosphoGlyceric Acid

PGA – PolyGlutamic Acid

PGE – Platinum Group Elements

PGM – Platinum Group Metals

pH – measurement of H+ ions in aqueous solution

PH – Phenol functional group

PHA – PolyHydroxyAlkanoate

PHB – PolyHydroxyButyrate

PHC – Petroleum HydroCarbon

PHMB – PolyHexaMethyleneBiguanide

PHT – PHThalate

PI – Phosphate Ion

PI – PolyImide

PIB – PolyIsoButylene

pK – measurement of the dissociation constant

PLA – Polymerized Lactic Acid

PLC – PhosphoLipase-C

PM3 – Parameterized Model number 3

PM10 – Particulates smaller than 10 μm.

PM – Particulate Matter

PM – Photo Multiplier

pm – picometer

PM – Plasma Membrane

PM – Powder Metallurgy

Pm – Promethium

PMA – PhosphoMolybdic Acid

PMA – PolyMethyl Acrylate

PMID – PubMed IDentifier

PMMA – PolyMethylMethAcrylate

PMO – PolyMethylene Oxide

PNPA – PolyNucleotide Phosphorylase A

PNPB – PolyNucleotide Phosphorylase B

Po – Polonium

POC – Polar Organic Contaminant

pOH – measurement of OH- ions in aqueous solution

POL – Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants

POP – Persistent Organic Pollutant

PORC – Porcelain

PPA -PhenylPropanolAmine

PPA – PolyPhthalAmide

PPB – Parts Per Billion

PPM – Parts Per Million

PPO – PolyPhenylene Oxide

PPS – PolyPhenylene Sulfide

PPT – Parts Per Trillion

PPT – PolyPyrimidine Tract

PPT – Precipitate

Pr – Praesodymium

PRV – Pressure Relief Valve

PSI – Pounds per Square Inch

PSV – Pressure Safety Valve

Pt – Platinum

PTFE – PolyTetraFluoroEthylene

Pu – Plutonium

PU – PolyUrethane

PV – Parity Violation

PV – Pressure Volume

PVC – PolyVinyl Chloride

PVT – Pressure, Volume, Temperature

PXY – Para-XYlene

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With Q

Q – Heat energy

QC – Quality Control

QCD – Quantum ChromoDynamics

QED – Quantum ElectroDynamics

QED – Quod Erat Demonstradum (Latin for “which was to be demonstrated”)

QM – Quantum Mechanics

QS – Quantum State

QS – Quantum Sufficit (Latin for “as much as needed”)

qt – quart

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With R

°R – degrees Rankine

R – Arginine amino acid

R – Chiral center for R/S system

R – functional group or side chain of atoms variable

R – Resistance

R – Ideal Gas Constant

R – Reactive

R – Redux

R – Röntgen unit

R – Rydberg Constant

R-# – Refrigerant number

Ra – Radium

RA – Retonoic Acid

RACHEL – Remote Acess Chemical Hazards Electronic Library

rad – radian

rad – Radiation – Absorbed Dose

Rad – Radioactive

Rb – Rubidium

RBA – Rutherford Backscattering Analysis

RBD – Refined, Bleached and Deoderized

RCS – Reactive Chemical Species

RDA – Recommended Daily Allowance

RDT – Recombinant DNA Technology

RDX – cyclotrimethylenetrinitramine

RDX – Research Department Explosive

RE – Rare Earth

Re – Rhenium

REACH – Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of CHemical substances

REE – Rare Earth Element

Ref – Reference

rem – Radiation Equivalent – Man

REM – Rare Earth Metal

REQ – Required

RER – Respiratory Exchange Ratio

RF – Radio Frequency

RF – Resonance Frequency

Rf – Rutherfordium

RFIC – Reagent-Free Ion Chromatography

RFM – Relative Formula Mass

RG – Rare Gas

Rg – Roentgenium

RH – Relative Humidity

Rh – Rhodium

RH – Rydberg Constant for Hydrogen

RHE – Reversible Hydrogen Electrode

RHIC – Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider

RHS – Right Hand Side

RI – Radical Initiator

RIO – Red IronOxide

RL – Reaction Level

RMM – Relative Molar Mass

RMS – Root Mean Square

Rn – Radon

RNA – RiboNucleic Acid

RNS – Reactive Nitrogen Species

RO – Red Oxide

RO – Reverse Osmosis

ROHS – Restriction Of Hazardous Substances

ROS – Reactive Oxygen Species

ROWPU – Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit

RPM – Revolutions Per Minute

RPT – Repeat

RSC – Royal Society of Chemistry

RT – Reverse Transcriptase

RT – Room Temperature

RT – Energy (Rydberg Constant x Temperature)

RTP – Room Temperature and Pressure

RTM – Read The Manual

RTSC – Room Temperature Super Conductor

Ru – Ruthenium

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With S

S – Entropy

s – seconds

S – Sulfur

s – solid

s – spin quantum number

SA – Salicylic Acid

SA – Surface Area

SAC – S-Allyl Cysteine

SAC – Strong Acid Cation

sal – salt (Latin)

SAM – S-Adenosyl Methionine

SAM – Spin Angular Momentum

SAN – Styrene-AcryloNitrile

SAP – Super Absorbant Polymer

SAQ – Soluable AnthraQunone

SAS – Small Angle Scattering

SATP – Standard Ambient Temperature and Pressure

Sb – Antimony

SB – Solvent Based

SBA – Strong Base Anion

SBC – Styrene Butadiene Copolymer

SBR – Sequncing Batch Reactor

SBS – Styrene Butadiene Styrene

Sc – Scandium

SC – Silicon Carbide

SCBA – Specific Chemical and Biologic Agents

SCC – Stress Corrosion Cracking

Sci – Science

SCO – Super Charged Oxygen

SCS – Single Crystal Silicon

SCU – SCoville Units

SCVF – Single Chamber Vacuum Furnace

SCW – Super Critical Water

SCX – Strong Cation eXchanger

SDMS – Scientific Data Management System

SDV – Shut Down Valve

SDW – Spin Density Wave

SE – Sample Error

Se – Selenium

Sec – Seconds

SCN – Thiocyanate

SEP – Separate

SEU – Slightly Enriched Uranium

SF – Safety Factor

SF – Significant Figures

SFC – Supercritical Fluid Chromatography

SFPM – Suspended Fine Particulate Matter

Sg – Seaborgium

SG – Specific Gravity

SG – Spheroidal Graphite

SH – Thiol functional group

SHE – Standard Hydrogen Electrode

SHF – Super High Frequency

SHC – Synthetic HydroCarbon

Si – Silicon

SI units – Système international d’unités (International System of Units)

SL – Sea Level

SL – Short Lived

SLI – Solid-Liquid Interface

SLP – Sea Level Pressure

Sm – Samarium

SM – Semi-Metal

SM – Standard Model

SMILES – Simplified Molecular Input Line Entry System

SN – Sodium Nitrate

Sn – Tin

SNAP = S-Nitroso-N-AcetylPenicillamine

SNP – Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism

sp – hybrid orbital between s and p orbitals

SP – Solubility Product

Sp – Special

SP – Starting Point

SPDF – atomic electron orbital names

SQ – squared

Sr – Strontium

SS – Solid Solution

SS – Stainless Steel

SSP – Steady State Plasma

STEL – Short Term Exposure Limit

STP – Standard Temperature and Pressure

STM – Scanning Tunneling Microscope

SUS – SUSpension

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With T

T – Period of a wave

T – Tera prefix

T – Thymine

t – time

T – Tritium

Ta-Tantalum

TaC – Tantalum Carbide

TAC – Teiacetyl Cellulose

TAG – TriAcylGlyceride

tan – tangent

TAN – Total Acid Number

TAS – Total Analysis System

TAS – Total Alkali versus Silica

TAT – TriAcetone TriPeroxide

Tb – Terbium

TBA – TertButylArsine

TBA – 2,4,6-TriBromoAnisole

TBP – True Boiling Point

TBC – 4-TertButylCatechol

TBT – TriButylTin

TBHQ – TertButylHydroQuinone

Tc – Technitium

TC – Temperature Compensated

TC – Temperature Controlled

TC – Theoretical Chemistry

Tc – Critical Temperature

TCA – TauroCholic Acid

TCA – TCA cycle (citric acid cycle)

TCA – TriChloroAcetic Acid

TCE – TriChloroEthane

TCF – ThiolCarbon Fiber

TCM – TetraChloromethane

TCP – Thermal Conversion Process

TCP – Tocopherol

TCP – TriCalcium Phosphate

TCP – TriChloroPhenol

TCP – 1,2,3-TriChloropropane

TCS – Toxic Chemical System

TCT – ToCoTrienol

TCV – Temperature Control Valve

TCVF -Two Chamber Vacuum Furnace

TD – Temperature Displacement

TD – Thermal Deposition

TDA – Thermal Dilatometric Analysis

TDC – Three Degrees Centigrade

TDG – ThymineDNA Glycosylase

TDI – Tolerable Daily Intake

TDI – Toluene DiIsonate

TDO – Tryptophan 2,3-DiOxygenase

TDP – Thermal DePolymerization

TDP – Thymidine DiPhosphate

TDP – Thiamine DiPhosphate

Te – Tellurium

TEA – Terminal Electron Acceptor

TEC – Thermal Electrric Cooler

TEL – Tetra Ethyl Lead

TFM – Total Fatty Matter

Th – Thorium

THC – Tetra Hydra Cannabinol

THM – TriHaloMethanes TI – Thermal Index

Ti – Titanium

TIC – Total Ion Current

TIMS – Thermal Ionization Mass Spectroscopy

TIP – TrisIsopropyl Phenyl

Tl – Thallium

TLC- Thin Layer Chromatography

TLV- Toxic Level Value

Tm – Thulium

TM – Transition Metal

TMD – Theoretical Maximum Density

TMG – TriMethylGlycine

TMMA – TetraMethylMalonAmide

TMP – TriMethylPhosphate

TMS – TriMethylSilane

TNB – TriNitroBenzene

TNT – TriNitroToluene

TNS – Test No Ether

TOBSY – Total ThroughBond Correlation Spectroscopy

TOC – Total Organic Carbon

TOI – Table Of Isotopes

TON – Table Of Nuclides

TOX – Toxic

TP – Triple Point

TP – Transition Point

TPE – ThermoPlastic Elastomer

TPM – Total Particulate Matter

TR – Table Row

TRAP – Tartrate Resistent Acid Phosphatase

TRFM – Time Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy

TRP – Tryptophan

TS – Temperature Sensitive

TSCB – TriSilaCycloButane

TSP – Thermally Stable Polycrystalline

TSP – TriSodium Phosphate

TSPM – Total Suspended Particulate Matter

TSS – Total Soluble Solids

TST – Transitional State Theory

TT – Test Tube

TTC – Triphenyl Tetrazolium Chloride

TTFD – Thiamine TetraHydroFurfurylDisulfide

TTLC – Total Threshold Limit Concentration

TTO – Total Toxic Organics

TTP – Thymine TriPhosphate

TTX – Tetrodoxin

TU – Thermally Unbound

TWMC – Time Weighted Mean Concentration

TWV – Total Water Vapor

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With U

U – Internal Energy

U – Undetectable

U – Uranium

UAFM – Uranyl Acetate Fluorescence Method

UCK – Universal Chemical Key

UHF – Ultra High Frequency

UG – Undisturbed Gas UHC – Unburned HydroCarbons

UHMW – Ultra High Molecular Weight

UHP – Ultra High Pressure

UHP – Ultra High Purity

UHT – Ultra High Temperature

UHV – Ultra High Vacuum

ULG – Universal Liquid Gas

ULO – Ultra Low Oxygen

ULOQ – Upper Limit Of Quantitation

ULS – Ultra Low Sulfur

ULT – Ultra Low Temperature

UNK – UNKnown

UPW – Ultra Pure Water

UQY – Ultimate Quality and Yield

UUD – UnUnDuium (Element 112, now Cn)

UUH – UnUnHexium (Element 116)

UUP – UnUnPentium (Element 115)

UUQ – UnUnQuadium (Element 114)

UUS – UnUnSeptium (Element 117)

UUO – UnUnOctium (Element 118)

UUU – UnUnUnium (Element 111, now Rg)

UV – UltraViolet

UVA – UltraViolet band A

UV-A – UltravViolet band A

UVB – UltraViolet band B

UV-B – UltraViolet band B

UVF – UtraViolet Filter

UVL – UltraViolet Lamp

UVR – UltraViolet Reactive

UXS – Glucuronic Acid DeCarboxylase

UYQ – Uranium Yield Quantity

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With V

V – Vacuum

V – Vanadium

V – Volt

VA – Volume Analyzer

VA – Nitrogen group

VAC – Vacuum

VAC – Vacuum Assisted Closure

VB – Vacuum Break

VB – Valence Band

VBJ – Vacuum Bell Jar

VBT – Valence Bond Theory

VC – Viscous Coupled

VC – Vapor Cloud

VCE – Vapor Cloud Explosion

VC – Vinyl Chloride

VCM – Vinyl Chloride Monomer

Vd – Volume distribution

VDB – VanDyke Brown test

VDF – Van der Waals force

VDW – Van der Waals radius

VEQ – EQuilibrium Volume

VEQ – EQuivalence point Volume

VFn – Vertical Face number (n is a number)

VH – Vapor Hazard

VHH – Volatile Halogenated Hydrocarbon

VHI – Vapor Hazard Index

VHN – Vickers Hardness Number

VHP – Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide

VHP – Very High Pressure

VHT – Very High Temperature

VHY – Very High Yield

VI – Viscosity Index

VLD – Vacuum Leak Detector

VLE – Vapor Liquid Equilibrium

VMD – Visual Molecular Dynamics

VO – Vacuum Oven

VOA – Volatile Organic Analysis

VOC – Volatile Organic Compound

VOL – Volume

VP – Vapor Point

VP – Vapor Pressure

VPE – Virtual Potential Energy

VR – Very Rapid

VS – Very Saturated

VS – Volatile Solid

VSC – Volatile Sulfur Compound

VSS – Volatile Suspended Solid

VTC – Variable Temperature Cutoff

VTP – Volume, Temperature, Pressure

VU – Volume Units

VV – Vacuum Vessel

VV – Valence-Valence

VW – Varies Widely

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With W

W – Tungsten

W – Watt

W5 – Which Was What We Wanted

WA – Weak Acid

WAC – Weak Acid Cation

WB – Water Based

WB – Weak Base

WB – Weak Bond

WBA – Weak Base Anion

WC – Water Cosolvent

WCS – Worst Case Scenario

WD – Water Dispersant

WD – Water Displacement

WD – Wet/Dry

WIAP – Water In All Phases

WIN – Water Insoluble Nitrogen

WNA – World Nuclear Association

WO – Weak Oxidizer

WP – White Phosphorus

WPS – Water Phase Salt

WR – Water Repellent

WS – Wash Solution

WS – Water Soluble

WSPI – Water-Soluble Phosphorous, Inorganic

WSPO – Water-Soluble Phosphorous, Organic

WSS – Water Soluble Stabilizer

WST – Weighted Settling Time

WSNZ – Water Soluble Zinc

WV – Water Vapor

WVDA – Water Vapor Diffusion Analysis

WVM – Water Vapor Monitor

WVN – Water Vapor Nitrogen

WVP – Water Vapor Permeability

WVT – Water Vapor Transport

WW – Waste Water

WWIX – Waste Water Ion eXchange

WYOL – Write Your Own Lab

WYOLA – Write Your Own Lab Assignment

WYU – What You Use

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With X

XAG – Silver Troy Ounce

XAU – Gold Troy Ounce

XAN – XANthine

XDB – eXtra Dense Bonding

Xe – Xenon

XLS – Xenon Light Source

XOD – Xanthine Oxidase

XPD – Palladium Troy Ounce

XPT – Platinum Troy Ounce

XUM – X-ray Ultra-Microscope

XYD – XYliDine

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With Y

y – yocto

Y – Yotta

Y – Yttrium

Yb – Ytterbium

YBCO – Yttrium Barium Copper Oxide

YAG – Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

YAP – Yield Analysis Pattern

YBG – Your Best Guess

YCC – American Chemical Society Younger Chemists Committee

Yd – Yard

YIC – Yttrium Lithium Fluoride

YZN – Yellow ZiNc dichromate

 

Chemistry Abbreviations Starting With Z

z – zepto

Z – Zetta

Zn – Zinc

ZB – Zinc Blende

ZC – Zinc Composite

ZCG – Zeolite Crystal Growth

ZCR – Zinc Chromium

ZCS – Zinc Coated Steel

ZDC – Zero Degrees Kelvin

ZEKE – Zero Electron Kinetic Energy

ZINC – Zinc Is Not Copper

ZK – Zero Kelvin

ZP – Zero Pressure

Zr – Zirconium

ZRE – Zinc Responsive Element