What is Ca (calcium symbol) means? and where it came from?
I have a science project and I could not found the answer for this.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Ca is the symbol on the Periodic Table for Calcium. You can research the Periodic Table for more information if you aren't familiar with it. Below is the information for Calcium.
Atomic Number: 20
Atomic Weight: 40.078
Element Classification: Alkaline-earth Metal
Discovered By: Sir Humphrey Davy
Discovery Date: 1808 (England)
Name Origin: Latin: calx, calcis (lime).Source(s): infoplease.com
- MELISSA BLv 51 decade ago
I'm not sure what you mean by where it came from, can you please explain what you mean? But the symbol, Ca, like all symbols on the periodic table of the elements comes from the scientific name of the element, in this case the Latin word(s) calx or calcis.(meaning lime, chalk)
It was discovered by Sir Humphrey Davy in 1808 in England.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
what are the first 2 letters of Calcium...tard?