Does anybody know what the si symbol 'sc' stands for?

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In summary, the conversation is about someone struggling with a concept related to units, specifically the SI symbol 'sc'. The person suggests it could be an abbreviation for statcoulomb and provides a source for further information.
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Of all the evil things that I could be stuck on, its not even bad arithmetic this time around. No, I have been stumped by units.

Does anybody know what the si symbol 'sc' stands for? Is that even a symbol?
 
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What subject area did you see it in?
 
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Never heard of it. If it's a Si unit, then it's a derived unit, that's for sure. Try to google it up, there are lots of SI unit references on the web.
 
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tandoorichicken said:
Of all the evil things that I could be stuck on, its not even bad arithmetic this time around. No, I have been stumped by units.

Does anybody know what the si symbol 'sc' stands for? Is that even a symbol?
Maybe a sloppy abbreviation for statcoulomb

http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci550791,00.html
 

Related to Does anybody know what the si symbol 'sc' stands for?

1. What is the meaning behind the si symbol 'sc'?

The si symbol 'sc' stands for "scandium," which is a chemical element with the atomic number 21 and symbol Sc. It is a silvery-white metallic element that is commonly used in alloys and electronics.

2. How is the si symbol 'sc' used in scientific notation?

In scientific notation, the si symbol 'sc' is used to represent 10 to the power of -18. For example, 1sc is equivalent to 1 x 10^-18.

3. Where did the si symbol 'sc' originate from?

The si symbol 'sc' originated from the Latin word "scandia," meaning Scandinavia. This is because scandium was first discovered in Scandinavia in 1879 by Lars Fredrik Nilson.

4. What are the common uses for the element represented by si symbol 'sc'?

Scandium has various uses in different fields. It is commonly used in aluminum alloys to increase strength and reduce weight, making it useful for aerospace and sports equipment. It is also used in high-intensity lamps and lasers, as well as in fuel cells and other electronic devices.

5. How does the si symbol 'sc' differ from other chemical symbols?

The si symbol 'sc' is unique in that it is the only two-letter symbol in the periodic table. Most other chemical symbols consist of one or three letters. Additionally, scandium is the only element with the atomic number 21, making it easy to identify in the periodic table.

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